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Tuesday, October 30th, 2018

People who find themselves peckish around 12 noon – 1pm are welcome to drop into the premises for a free hot meal and enjoyable conversation. Today’s Lunch is El Timo Italian pasta gluten free options available served with love and devotion

Derodi & Holland Farms fined $300,000

Wednesday, April 27th, 2016

Egg producers Derodi Pty Ltd and Holland Farms Pty Ltd have today been fined $300,000 for making false or misleading representations in their labelling and promotion of eggs as “free range”. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) took legal action against the Free Range Egg Farms, which are now among other producers, Pirovic Enterprises and Snowdale […]

Not sure how to be a Vegan?

Wednesday, April 27th, 2016

Going vegan is easy with this Vegan Starter Kit! Whether you’re thinking about making the switch to a cruelty-free diet or you know someone who just needs that little extra bit of encouragement, this hamper is the perfect first taster of just how good vegan food is. We’ve made sure to include a little bit […]

Salvos latest Economic and Social Impact Survey

Wednesday, April 27th, 2016

The Salvation Army’s latest Economic and Social Impact Survey* has revealed staggering results on how people are entrenched in poverty across Australia, and suffer more than ever in the winter months. Key statistics to come out of the 2015 nationwide survey are: 57% have gone without meals 13% of respondents had no stable accommodation 67% […]

Man Saves Drowning Bear

Wednesday, April 27th, 2016

At Alligator Point in Florida USA a 180 Kg Black Bear was discovered rummaging through someone’s garbage bin. He was shot with a tranquiliser dart by the local wildlife authorities but, before losing consciousness, he made a break for the river. Unfortunately, the sedative then began to kick in and he started drowning. Luckily, a […]

You’re a celebrity, but your moneys no good here.

Wednesday, April 27th, 2016

The animal welfare group Campaign Against Canned Hunting (CACH) has knocked back the donation from I’m a celebrity, get me out of here contestant Dean Geyer in protest of the scenes showing the petting of lion and leopard cubs. The program claimed that the cub was part of a breeding program at Letaba River Lodge […]

The Swan Valley Humane…ish Food Region

Wednesday, April 27th, 2016

Back in 2014, the Swan council (in collaboration with the RSPCA) created Australia’s first Humane Food Region. This is a wonderful concept that aims to minimise the suffering of some animals (sheep and cows are exempt). It plays an important part in the RSPCA’s Choose Wisely program. But how does it work? The policy relies […]

Replacing your baby…er…pet

Wednesday, April 27th, 2016

Dr Katrina Warren warns us that if your pet has been your ‘baby’, you may need to prepare for a bit of ‘sibling rivalry’ when you bring your new child home from the hospital. Fortunately, she says, most pets adapt very well to the arrival of their replacement. START ALTERING YOUR PETS ROUTINE EARLY ON […]

Is dinner with Granddad such a chore?

Wednesday, April 27th, 2016

A picture of a sad Grandfather has recently gone viral when a grandchild turned up for a group dinner only to find that the other five kids hadn’t. Kelsey Harmon (an Oklahoma college student) posted the picture online and, as you would expect, the net went nuts. There followed the normal amount of abuse and […]

Seaworld agrees to cease its Orca breeding program

Wednesday, April 27th, 2016

Seaworld (a US theme park in Orlando) has finally caved to pressure and promised to cease its breading program of Orcas (killer whales). This has been credited to the public outcry sparked by the 2013 documentary Blackfish. After the movie aired, attendance rates at the theme park plummeted and the share price dropped by 11%. […]

Pet sheep need a regular visit from the barber

Wednesday, April 27th, 2016

A sheep is a wonderful pet for those who have the room to keep them but you have to remember to shear them annually. Unless the wool at their rear is regularly removed, there is the chance of flies laying their eggs in the area and, before long, maggots have worked their way under the […]

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