Australian Fireman Honored by Animal Rights Activists

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The fireman who saved Sam the Koala is now an international Youtube star. Peta called on authorities to add cruelty to animals to the arson charge laid against a 39-year-old man on Friday in connection with a bushfire in rural Victoria state that killed 21 people. And getting recognition he deserves for his kindness.Mr Tree, 44, has been rewarded for his compassion by rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (Peta) which gave him its Hero to Animals Award.

Many Animals Dying in Australian Wildfires

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There's no doubt across that scale of landscape and given the intensity of the fires, millions of animals would have been killed," he said. Hundreds of burned, stressed and dehydrated animals — including kangaroos, koalas, lizards and birds — have already arrived at shelters across the scorched region. We sometimes overlook a story even when it's right under our noses.

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