Plastic Free July: Stemming the Tide

Modern life relies on plastic. The petroleum-derived material is found in everything from packaging, plates, cars, clothing and medical devices to money. As we now know, the world’s addiction to plastic comes at a staggering cost. One small example: according to statistics published in the Guardian, the world consumed 480 billion bottles of water in … [Read more…]

LUNGWORM WARNING: Heartbroken dog owners reveal DEADLY signs YOU should watch for on pets

One sobbing owner tells how her cherished cocker spaniel’s eyes began to fill with blood before succumbing to deadly lungworm. More than 100 cases of the fatal parasitic disease spread by snails and worms have been diagnosed over the past few months, sparking calls for owners to treat their dogs before they are infected. Lungworm … [Read more…]

Delay in abattoir animal cruelty investigation angers welfare groups

Animal rights groups are furious a cruelty investigation into two Tasmanian abattoirs is still ongoing, eight months after it was launched. In late 2016, Animal Liberation forwarded anonymous video footage taken at Gretna Meats and Tasmanian Quality Meats to the Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment (DPIPWE). In October, the group also made … [Read more…]