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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. About 10 million dogs in China are killed for their fur, prompting an animal rights group to seek a ban on fur trade to Australia. 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. Eighteen scientists will set sail for Antarctica next month to study minke, humpback and blue whale populations. 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 Federal Immigration Department has cracked down on Sea Shepherd's Paul Watson, demanding to know the anti-whaling group leader's police and court records as it reviews his 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. However, he said some practices shown in the Animals Australia video were not condoned by the industry, "dragging them off trucks and things like that". australia calves cows farm animal welfare

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. The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species, or Cites that opened in the Qatari capital on Saturday will be discussing 42 proposals during the next two weeks.

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. The 34-year-old man arrived in Melbourne on a flight from Hong Kong on August 21 and was referred to the Australian Customs Service following a quarantine x-ray examination. 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 Here's a video of an Australian firefighter making a big difference to one little koala. This critter was lucky, and was rescued.

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. Australian scientists have set themselves the challenge of understanding the minds of animals and what they are feeling.

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. The Australian Association for Humane Research estimates more than six million animals are used in medical and pharmaceutical trials in Australia annually, with at least 100,000 of those animals dying.

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. In Australia, however, the endangered marsupial is making a comeback, due in large part to a recently launched “Save the Bilby&# fund.

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. Japanese Foreign Minister Katsuya Okada met his Australian counterpart Stephen Smith on the sidelines of this year's UN General Assembly.

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. said the company stopped selling Optima brand dog food last week and notified its customers not to feed it to their pets after receiving complaints that dogs became sick after eating it.

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. Seal tourism brings in more revenue for the African country than the seal hunt.

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 Sea Shepherd Conservation Society ship Steve Irwin closed in on one of the vessels of the Japanese whaling fleet at 0730 Hours GMT (1930 Hours Sydney Time) on December 26th off the coast of the Australian Antarctic Territory north of the Mawson Peninsula.

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! Proud Parents Feed Their Chick at SeaWorld Orlando. A tawny frogmouth chick, hatched April 11, gets fed by its mother, while the father looks on.

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. Why and how do people campaign on behalf of a species that is not their own?

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. By Casey Selleck, King of the Web. Cooper, an American Shorthair Cat, has helped elevate dogs and cats to a higher level in the art community.

100 Heartbeats

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From the plight of Eastern Africa’s black rhinos to Australia’s Tasmanian devils, and Florida’s panthers, Corwin provides a riveting first-hand look at the critical state of our natural world.

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). We recently got a chance to check out a lovely line of jewelry that celebrates animals, and supports the ASPCA!

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! Do you have the naughtiest dog? Bark Busters , the world’s largest dog training company, announced today its search for Canada’s Naughtiest Dog.

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

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. Nat Geo WILD takes viewers around the world to follow dedicated people working to save Nature’s Miracle Babies – often the last hope for critically vulnerable species.

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. Many pet owners are able to enjoy their pets for the entire duration of the animal’s life.

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’. Clean, Convenient & ‘Green’ Indoor / Outdoor Pet Toilet.

The Emotional Lives of Animals

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In Torquay, Australia, after a mother kangaroo was struck by a car, a dog discovered a baby joey in her pouch and took it to his owner who cared for the youngster. Grief, friendship, gratitude, wonder, and other things we animals experience. by Marc Bekoff.