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Sydneysiders call for an end to “cruel” puppy farming

By ALLISON HORE Hundreds of protesters and their four legged friends gathered in Martin Place on Saturday in support of proposed legislation which would put an end to puppy farming in NSW. Puppy farming, also known as puppy factories or puppy mills, are places where puppies are bred en masse to be sold in pet […]

World Kangaroo Day calls for kangaroo cull moratorium

By ALLISON HORE To mark the first World Kangaroo day this Saturday, animal activists took to the streets in Sydney to call for a moratorium on kangaroo slaughter. Saturday’s Sydney protest was just one of many which were held across NSW. Mark Pearson, NSW legislative council member for the Animal justice Party, told City Hub […]

Alex Greenwich backs puppy farm prohibition

By ALLISON HORE State member for Sydney, Alex Greenwich, has announced that he will be co-sponsoring a bill to ban puppy farming in NSW. The legislation, being proposed by Emma Hurst of the Animal Justice Party, would bring an end to the practice of puppy farming where large numbers of puppies are bred for profit […]

“Disguised ag gag bill” passes in NSW parliament

BY KENJI SATO Legislation cracking down on animal rights activists who trespass onto farms passed through the NSW Upper House last week. The 2015 Biosecurity Bill passed in its entirety, after amendments put forward by the ALP, the Greens, and the Animal Justice Party were rejected. Under the new laws, animal activists who trespass onto […]

Injured pup sparks pet shop debate

By Angelo Risso It’s the photo that galvanised more than 70,000 signatures, but it may not be exactly as it seems. The image of the injured beagle puppy, which has a bandaged leg and a cone around its neck, went viral on social media two weeks ago after being published on the Facebook page of […]

20,000 animals die during live export

Tens of thousands of Australian sheep and cattle shipped to the Middle East to be slaughtered for food die during the journey each year due to starvation, heat exhaustion and cramped conditions. This was the message conveyed in an exhibit consisting of a rowboat crammed with hundreds of stuffed animals by PETA, the animal rights […]