The NSW Government is being called back for a second hearing after failing to explain “biologically impossible” data and other concerns about kangaroo management at the NSW kangaroo inquiry. The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE) were...
MEDIA RELEASE: Live export debate rages after cruelty incident as MP calls for industry ban
by Elena Wewer | Aug 3, 2021 | Live export, Media Releases, News
Australian sheep were shipped to Jordan to be sold for slaughter during the Festival Eid held in July, with Animals Australia alleging that at some point a breach of the ESCAS animal welfare requirements occurred. No official statement has clarified whether the...
MEDIA RELEASE: “New coronavirus” a risk of proposed kangaroo farming, with “mystery” disease already spreading
by Elena Wewer | Jul 30, 2021 | Kangaroo, Media Releases, News
The risk of a new zoonotic disease like covid-19 is one of many reasons Australia can’t risk farming kangaroos, says Upper House MP for the Animal Justice Party, Mark Pearson. “Australia's kangaroo trade is sickening enough as it is – we don’t want to cause another...
MEDIA RELEASE: NSW MP slams the “disgraceful” continuation of horse racing and greyhound racing during Covid-19 “national emergency”
by Elena Wewer | Jul 23, 2021 | Greyhounds, Horses, Media Releases, News
Upper House MP for the Animal Justice Party Mark Pearson has slammed the NSW Government for allowing horse racing and greyhound racing to continue as the state’s Covid-19 situation worsens. Both horse racing and greyhound racing are set to continue across the...
MEDIA RELEASE: 50 Moree pigeons killed by insecticide as Animal Justice MP condemns Australian “culture of cruelty” toward wildlife
by Elena Wewer | Jul 15, 2021 | Media Releases, News
Upper House MP for the Animal Justice Party, Mark Pearson, has condemned the killing of around 50 pigeons in Moree, saying the incident is emblematic of a wider problem. “The suffering these animals endured for their apparent crime of existing is inexcusable,” Mr...
MEDIA RELEASE: Kangaroo controversy as NSW Government quietly allows killing plan to progress before welfare inquiry tables evidence, as outraged wildlife groups call for federal intervention
by Elena Wewer | Jul 8, 2021 | Kangaroo, Media Releases, News
A number of wildlife organisations have called on Federal Environment Minister Sussan Ley to refrain from signing off on kangaroo killing quotas before a NSW parliamentary inquiry into kangaroo welfare tables its final report. The Kangaroo Harvest Management Plan...
MEDIA RELEASE: RACING NSW FAILS TO REPORT HORSE CRUELTY: Part of racehorse’s tongue “died” and had to be surgically removed after trainer left a tongue tie on, MP exposes in cruelty complaint to RSPCA
by Elena Wewer | Jul 6, 2021 | Bills, Horses, Media Releases, News
Racehorse “My Cousin James” had to have part of his necrotic tongue surgically removed after trainer Steven Phelps failed to remove a tongue tie, a Racing NSW Steward’s Report has revealed. Upper House MP for the Animal Justice Party Mark Pearson issued a formal...
MEDIA RELEASE: New interactive website shows plight of NSW koalas and outlines key inquiry recommendation
by Elena Wewer | Jun 29, 2021 | Community, koalas, Media Releases, News
An illustrator and designer have today launched koalas.fyi, an interactive guide to the findings and recommendations of the NSW koala inquiry. The website was created and developed by illustrator Alannah Milton and designer/developer Brody Smith. Upper House MP for...
MEDIA RELEASE: Greyhounds gather at Martin Place as peaceful protestors stand against the racing industry as Greyhound Racing NSW parties just 200 metres away
by Elena Wewer | Jun 22, 2021 | Community, Greyhounds, Media Releases, News
A vigil for the victims of the greyhound racing industry will be held at Martin Place at midday, Sunday 27 June. The event will take place at the same time as Greyhound Racing NSW’s annual “Greyhound of the Year Award” function, just 200 metres away at the...
MEDIA RELEASE: Wildlife activists brace for more “death pits” ahead of Canberra killing of 1,500 kangaroos by Labor-Greens ACT Government
by Elena Wewer | May 17, 2021 | Community, Kangaroo, Media Releases, News
Animal advocates are preparing for a month-long sit-in and are calling on others to join them after confirmation that the ACT Government will kill 1,568 kangaroos across six nature reserves commencing Sunday 16 May. “A very small, dedicated group of us will go out...
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