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Camels to be Culled in Australia

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There are camels in Australia? Tags: cull camels australia environment Apparently so and they are considered feral pests. you know what that means.

How Much Animal Testing in Australia?

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Australian Association for Humane Research says that Australia experiments on more animals per capita than the European Union, the UK and New Zealand. Tags: australia animal experimentation animal research They are trying to get figures for the Northern Territory.

US Retailers Investigate Mulesing in Australia

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Group Seeks to Ban Chinese Fur Trade with Australia

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Humane Society International (HSI) called on Wednesday for a ban on the fur trade to Australia. The call was issued after the animal rights group discovered that the fur were sourced from the raccoon dog in China, ABC Radio Australia reports. australia animal cruelty trade fur exotic skins chinaGRUESOME!

New Zealand, Australia to Conduct Whale Research Too

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New Zealand and Australia are joining forces to carry out research on whales using non-lethal methods, in an attempt to challenge Japan's hunting programme. Tags: australia whales new zealand Japan Good news! It's non-lethal. They will also be assessing the impact of climate change on the whales.

Sea Shepherd Back in Australia to Refuel

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Australia Starts to Crack Down on Sea Shepherd Leader

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The Australian government appears to be cracking down on Sea Shepherd at the request of the Japanese. Earlier this year they seized records and videos from the Steve Irwin, and are now holding up Paul Watson's visa requests. The department has told him he must satisfy exhaustive new good-character requirements to get a business visa.

Profile of Free the Bears Fund

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Burp-Less Sheep?

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Dolphins Threatened by Australian Oil Spill

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The World Wildlife Fund has reported that dolphins and other marine life have been swimming around in an oil spill off the coast of Australia. Tags: australia dolphin oil spill marine life There have not been many deaths yet, but the toxicity could lead to long-term health effects for the animals.

Animal Cruelty Database at Pet-Abuse.com

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You can search for all kinds of crimes against animals in the US, Canada, the UK, New Zealand, Australia and Spain. Tags: canada australia animal abuse UK new zealand us There are 14,436 cases in the animal abuse database. Great research tool. Amazing work.

Australian Animal Rights Campaign to Help Calves

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Animals Australia has a video on its website showing calves being roughly dragged off utes and thrown to the ground. Dairy Australia commissioned a blood-test study which showed that calves deteriorated after 24 hours off feed, she said. australia calves cows farm animal welfareHere's the full article from the Weekly Times Now.

Marine Life Top of CITES Meeting Agenda

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Australia and Japan are among the countries refusing to back a total ban. Interesting to see Japan and Australia united on some issues, in contrast to their conflict over whaling. Tags: australia CITES marine life marine animals Japan Oh look, more meetings. From Al Jazeera.

Crocodile Gets Head Stuck in Tire, Starving to Death

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Man Arrested for Smuggling Armoured Catfish

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A Chinese man has been arrested for allegedly smuggling 13 armoured catfish into Australia on a Melbourne-bound flight. Tags: australia smuggling I guess you can smuggle anything in your suitcase if you try hard enough. Customs officers allegedly found a cardboard box containing the live fish in plastic bags.

Australian Youth Least Passionate About Ending Whaling

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Australian Firefighter Rescues Koala

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Lots of people have died in the wildfires in Australia, and I'm sure a lot of animals have suffered too. Tags: australia animal rescue

Australian Scientists to Study Animal Feelings

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The research is being funded by Meat and Livestock Australia. australia livestock farm animal welfare factory farmThe purpose is to make them happier as livestock. I guess you have to decide for yourselves what you think about that. The excerpt below is from the Sydney Morning Herald. Go here for the full article.

Animal Testing Debate Continues in New South Wales

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This particular animal research controversy is occurring in New South Wales (Australia). Welfare groups are calling for an urgent public debate on animal testing amid claims millions of creatures are being killed or maimed every year in Australia in the name of science. From the online Sydney Morning Herald.

Save the Planet - Eat a Camel!

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Animal Research Booming in State of Victoria

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Australian Fireman Honored by Animal Rights Activists

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Many Animals Dying in Australian Wildfires

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Cute of the Day: the bilby!

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Outside of Australia, the bilby is a little-known animal that occasionally draws comparisons to Star Wars’ Yoda character.

Japan's New Government Supports Whaling

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Japan's new government urged Australia on Tuesday to help prevent violent attacks by activists on Japanese whalers as it stood by the country's traditional support for whaling, an official said. Japan's new center left Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama continues to support Japan's whaling operations.

Aussies Deny Foot Dragging in Sea Shepherd Visas

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The department went on to state that the delay may be linked to the fact that Watson is applying to enter Australia on a short-term business visa, rather than a tourist visa, with which he previously entered the country. The Australian government has denied accusations that they are delaying Visa applications for Sea Shepherd crew.

Chinese Dogs Die From Imported Food

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The food in question is from Australia. A local distributor of a popular brand of dog food said Monday it had suspended sales of the product following reports that dogs who ate it had died from aflatoxin poisoning. A customer service manager at Shanghai Yidi Pet Co. It's upsetting to see so many dogs getting sick from the food.

Commissioned Study Shows Namibian Seals Worth More Alive than Dead

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These are the results of a study commissioned by Bont voor Dieren (BvD), Humane Society International (HSI), Respect for Animals (RFA) and the World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA), and produced by the Australia-based independent economics consultancy Economists at Large. Excerpted from PR Newswire.

Sea Shepherd Goes After Japanese Whalers Again

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The Japanese ship was ordered out of the territorial waters of Australia by Australian citizen Jeff Hansen from Perth, Western Australia. I guess I haven't been paying attention, as I didn't know this was going on again. The Kaiko Maru emerged from dense fog in front of the Steve Irwin. The message was delivered in Japanese.

Cute of the Day: Open Wide!

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Tawny frogmouths are native to the forested savannas and open woodlands of Australia. ORLANDO, FL (May 26, 2010) — Open Wide!

How to Confront Cruelty

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Readership: This book will be of interest to anyone who wishes to understand the animal rights movement in England, the United States and Australia. I came across this 2005 book from the Society & Animals Journal titled Confronting Cruelty Moral Orthodoxy and the Challenge of the Animal Rights Movement. Sounds interesting.

The Cat that takes the Purrfect Shot!

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Cooper also has pounced onto various television programs including, Animal Planet’s MustLoveCats, The Today Show in Australia, and the Q13 news.

100 Heartbeats

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I recently got the chance to read the book, 100 Heartbeats: The Race to Save Earth’s Most Endangered Species , written by Jeff Corwin. books

Heart U Back

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Heart U Back also supports animal protection agencies on a global level, including Canada (OSPCA and BCSPCA), Australia (RSPCA), and the UK (RSPCA).

Canada’s Naughtiest Dog contest

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Bark Busters was founded in Australia in 1989 by renowned behaviour therapists Danny and Sylvia Wilson. Readers in Canada, this is for you!

From Today's New York Times

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Peter Singer Geoff Russell Barry Brook Melbourne, Australia, June 6, 2009 The writers are, respectively, a professor of bioethics at Princeton University, an independent researcher in Adelaide, Australia, and professor of climate change at the University of Adelaide That figure is based on the impact of methane over the next century.

Miracle Babies; Pandas and Leopards

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We’ll see ambitious programs to save diverse species from the outback of Australia, the savannahs of East Africa, the Brazilian Amazon and some of the most successful zoo breeding programs in the world. A wonderful new series on Nat Geo WILD this Tuesday, September 13th and Wednesday, September 14. Miracle Babies: Baby Pandas.

What to do if you no longer can care for your bearded dragon.

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Australia is its natural habitat so letting it roam free in your neighborhood can be deadly to the animal and scary to other residents.

Good Idea: The Pet Loo

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The company launched the award-winning Pet Loo in Australia in July 2006. The Pet Loo is a ‘Back Yard in a Box’. This container can be. w x 5.1

The Emotional Lives of Animals

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Grief, friendship, gratitude, wonder, and other things we animals experience. by Marc Bekoff. A magpie had been hit by a car. Photo by Paul Huber.