You've probably seen Kangaroo, the incredible documentary about the slaughter of Australia's most iconic animal. Recently, the directors of Kangaroo, my friends Mick McIntyre and Kate Clere, released the trailer to their new TV series, Eating Plants, which you can...
Here’s my letter to the Australian Reptile Park about their “Koalas To Your Room” Program
by Elena Wewer | Feb 10, 2022 | Uncategorized
Thursday, 10 February 2022 Tim Faulkner Director, Owner and General Manager Australian Reptile Park Pacific Highway Somersby, NSW 2250 Dear Mr Faulkner Re: The Australian Reptile Park’s...
This letter was just sent to 385 members of U.S. Congress
by Elena Wewer | Dec 15, 2021 | Community, Greyhounds, News, Uncategorized
Last week, I sent the following letter to 385 members of U.S. Congress one by one, urging them to support the Greyhound Protection Act, which will ban greyhound racing in America and have a huge impact on the Australian industry, too. I am posting the letter here for...
MEDIA STATEMENT: NSW kangaroo inquiry reveals disturbing evidence of failed welfare regulation, lack of transparency and “scientific fraud”
by Elena Wewer | Oct 15, 2021 | Kangaroo, News, Uncategorized
Summary post: Recommendations from the inquiry. Quotes attributable to the Hon. Mark Pearson, MLC – Upper House MP for the Animal Justice Party NSW “50 years since a Commonwealth inquiry investigated the conservation and exploitation of kangaroos, New South Wales has...
We’re about to make history: join us at the hearings for the kangaroo inquiry at NSW Parliament House
by Elena Wewer | Jun 10, 2021 | Community, Kangaroo, News, Parliament, Uncategorized
After six years of fighting, we finally got what we wanted: an inquiry into kangaroos in NSW. This is our opportunity to find out what’s really happening to kangaroos and other macropods, and expose the cruelty so many kangaroos are victim to. The inquiry’s...
Exclusion fencing explained: how cluster and exclusion fencing is killing kangaroos and other Australian wildlife
by Elena Wewer | Mar 9, 2021 | Exclusion Fencing, Uncategorized
Across Australia, fencing is used to mark the perimeter of properties and control the movement of animals, including wildlife. Simple wire fencing that marks property boundaries has typically allowed at least some, if not most, movement of wildlife between different...
We’re pigs, not pork: inside the largest piggery in the southern hemisphere
by Elena Wewer | Dec 17, 2020 | Community, Uncategorized
WARNING: GRAPHIC PHOTOS If you eat pork, bacon or ham, this is a video you need to watch. To explore how pigs become pork in Australia, I recently visited Riverlea in Corowa, NSW - the largest piggery in the southern hemisphere. In Australia, 4.7 million pigs are...
This 1997 edition of Good Weekend raised concerns about the RSPCA and cruelty toward farmed animals. What has changed for the animals since?
by Elena Wewer | Oct 16, 2020 | Uncategorized
This a photo of me holding an issue of Good Weekend that I have kept since December 1997, when it was published. The striking cover shows a gorgeous piglet, with the following written underneath: “ ‘What about me?’: It’s strong on cats and dogs, but has the RSPCA...
PULL THE PLUG on the Million Dollar Chase: An Open Letter to Hugh Marks, CEO of Nine
by Elena Wewer | Oct 13, 2020 | Uncategorized
Mr Hugh Marks Chief Executive Officer and Director, Nine Dear Mr Marks, I write to you with an urgent plea: do not broadcast the Million Dollar Chase on October 16, 2020. Earlier this month, Greyhound Racing NSW (GRNSW) announced the TAB Million...
by Marcel Woolfe | Sep 24, 2019 | Uncategorized
19th September 2019 MILK LABELLING https://youtu.be/4a1dptJ2l0E The Hon. MARK PEARSON (15:10): Milk by any other name. Until quite recently the nations united by the mother tongue of English experienced no difficulty in understanding the multiple usages of that...
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