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Travel companies complicit in Taiji dolphin hunts, new report reveals

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A new report has called for urgent policy action after exposing the tourism industry’s involvement in the Taiji dolphin hunts, notorious for the slaughter of hundreds of dolphins each year and the brutal capture of wild dolphin pods. Shockingly, six major travel companies including top offenders Trip.com, Klook, Traveloka, GetYourGuide, and Groupon are linked to … Continued

Call for Victoria Police and anti-corruption watchdog to investigate alleged secret deal and militant union threats to Victoria’s Premier

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Volunteer members of the public will be on the wetlands again to rescue wounded waterbirds during the 2024 duck shooting season, from Wednesday, 10 April 2024, the Coalition Against Duck Shooting Campaign Director, Laurie Levy, said today. Levy has called for Victoria Police to investigate an alleged secret deal between the shooters and the Victorian … Continued

Avoid Puppy Scams This Easter

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Easter is one of a few times in the year when puppy sale volumes are typically highest, as families take time off work for the school holidays. We notice that a majority of breeders will plan their litters for this time to meet the pick up in demand. Unfortunately, scammers are aware of this trend … Continued

Plant-based food label beats vegetarian and vegan

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La Trobe University research published in Appetite yesterday shows a preference for the term plant-based over vegetarian and vegan on food labels. The research, conducted among US and German consumers, examined the impact of plant-based, vegan, and vegetarian labels on participant appraisals of how healthy, tasty, environmentally friendly, ethical, and pure a range of foods … Continued

Din-go away! How urine could get dingoes to P.O.Q.

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Scientists show dingoes are deterred by the urine of male dingoes in their prime. A study of the chemical makeup of dingo urine and how wild dingoes respond to it could assist scientists to develop non-lethal management tools, new research has found. “The major finding of this study is that urine from an adult male … Continued

Animal-Free Science Advocacy pushes for dedicated funding for animal-free medical research

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21 March 2024   Animal-Free Science Advocacy pushes for dedicated funding for animal-free medical research Animal-Free Science Advocacy (AFSA) is calling for urgent investment in animal-free research methods in line with international developments.  AFSA’s ‘I am not a lab tool’ campaign, will intensify with an in-store partnership with Lush Australia between 21 March and 10 … Continued

Aussies encouraged to visit local Petstock stores to adopt or foster a pet in need, this Adoption Weekend, 16 and 17 March

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Petstock stores nationwide to host rescue animals, in support of Petstock Foundation’s National Pet Adoption Month   This Saturday 16 March and Sunday 17 March, the Petstock Foundation will once again host its annual National Pet Adoption Weekend at participating Petstock stores across Australia. With over 8,000 pets awaiting adoption across Australia, now is the … Continued

Dingo Protection Restored in North-West Victoria

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The Victorian Government has restored protection for dingoes in the north-west of the state in a move that is welcomed by animal protection organisation Humane Society International (HSI) Australia, who campaigns to save the apex predator. Dingoes are a threatened species in Victoria but an ‘Unprotection Order’ is in place in many parts of the … Continued

New South Wales first state to ban cruel animal tests

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14 March 2023    New South Wales first state to ban cruel animal tests NSW Animal Research Act amended to prohibit forced swim test and forced smoke inhalation experiments. The Animal Research Amendment (Prohibition of Forced Swim Tests and Forced Smoke Inhalation Experiments) Bill 2023 introduced as a Private Members Bill by Animal Justice Party … Continued