Written by Sarah Pritchard Two seals have been found dead in the Tasmanian islands. Both of them have been confirmed as shot with a small calibre gun but it is as yet unknown whether the shootings were related. Police are running ballistics on the bullets to discover any links between […]

Endangered Seals Need Protection

Alas! The Tasmanian Government has gone back on its Sow stall ban. Instead Bryan Green, Tasmania’s minister for Primary industries, intends to allow sow’s to stay confined in stalls up to ten days after mating. Without banning them altogether the process is difficult to monitor how long individual pigs are […]

Are Sow Stalls Here to Stay?

The Tasmanian Police have stalled progress on a campaign by fish farm workers, wanting to carry OC spray on the job to deter “protected” Australian fur seals. In 2010 Environment, Parks and Heritage Minister, David O’Byrne approved the use of capsicum spray against seals. The Department of Primary Industries, Parks, […]

Tasmanian Police Against Seal Spraying

Go the Pink Dog is a campaign by the McGrath Foundation and TasRacing, Greyhound Racing Victoria and Sky Racing. Each race the pink Greyhound (Number 8) wins TasRacing and Greyhound Racing Victoria will donate $500 to the McGrath foundation.   This isn’t your average campaign with a company giving to […]

Stop the Pink Dog

Yay! This Saturday, 1st October, 2011 is AACT’s (Against Animal Cruelty Tasmania’s) AnimalFest. Held on Parliament Lawns Hobart from 9am – 3pm, the event is in celebration of all animals! There will be live music, art, activities for the kids and guest speakers, plus vegan food! YUM! Musical guests include: […]

AnimalFest 2011 + Updates

This year the Royal Melbourne Show has it’s usual attractions, rides, showbags and even animal abuse. Putting aside their annual blue ribbon competitions for “livestock”, and their petting zoo. The Melbourne Show also offers up an “educational program” where large crowds of people gather around tiny pens in which pregnant […]

Royal Melbourne Show Shame: Abusing Animals Since 1848

The ACCC (Australian Competition and Consumer Commission) launched legal action against Baiada Poultry and Bartter Enterprises which supply the Steggles brand.  KFC Australia and Steggles websites stated that chickens raised for KFC are “Free to Roam”. KFC quickly pulled all mention of the “free roaming” birds from it’s website, yet […]

KFC Removes “Free Roaming” Chickens from it’s ads. Thanks Australian ...