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Puppy Rescued From Well After 11 Days is Adopted by Firefighters Who Saved It

Tuesday, March 14th, 2017

This sweet puppy who enraptured the nation of Turkey may not have made it out of this gaping well if it weren’t for an entire community making sure that it survived. Residents of Beykoz, Turkey heard whimpering coming from a nearby well that plunged 200 feet into the earth. After confirming that there was a small dog […]

Animal rights protest shuts down major Melbourne CBD intersection

Saturday, March 11th, 2017

About 600 protesters demanding the closure of Australian slaughterhouses have shut down a major intersection in the Melbourne CBD. The rally, organised by Animal Liberation Victoria, began on the steps of Parliament House about midday on Saturday, before hundreds marched down Bourke Street to occupy the intersection at Swanston Street. Trams along Bourke Street were […]

Animal cruelty case against sheep shearers has changed industry forever, peak body says

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

Australia’s peak shearing body says animal cruelty cases heard in western Victoria this week have forever changed the industry. Four men pleaded guilty to a combined total of 60 animal cruelty charges in the Horsham Magistrates Court on Monday. Evidence against the shearers included hidden camera footage obtained by animal rights group PETA. A packed […]

MP Andrew Wilkie makes call to tag all Australian live exports

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016

INDEPENDENT MP Andrew Wilkie wants all livestock exports to be fitted with electronic tags and traced once they leave Australia. Existing laws mandate the tagging of cattle but there’s no legal requirement to track them through all stages of the supply chain. Mr Wilkie today introduced to parliament a private member’s bill that aims to […]

I got you, Babe! The unlikely friendship between abandoned dogs and a piglet who share a bed, eat dinner and go for walks together

Thursday, December 1st, 2016

A newborn piglet has been given a second chance at life at an animal sanctuary where she has more of a liking to the dogs, rather than the pigs. Dreamy was left in a box at the front of the Sugarshine Farm Sanctuary, in Lismore on the New South Wales north coast in November. Kelly […]

Faye the office greyhound has colleagues’ stress levels licked, and she never wags

Thursday, December 1st, 2016

Has a work colleague ever stuck their wet nose in your hand? Or eaten all the biscuits? Or spent most of the day asleep? This is the story of Faye, a two-and-a-bit-year-old gangly greyhound who works nine-to-five, Monday-to-Friday at her office in Glen Iris. She has a cubicle (it’s a bed with her toys) and […]

Morrissey wants GM to offer vegan leather for car interiors

Monday, November 28th, 2016

The former Smiths frontman wrote to automaker CEO explaining that animal-friendly option would ‘only broaden appeal’ of Chevy Volt and Bolt models. Morrissey has a complaint: the leather that runs smooth on the passenger’s seat isn’t vegan. The former Smiths frontman has penned a letter to General Motors’ chair and CEO, Mary Barra, asking the […]

It’s Official: Vegetarian Eating at an All-Time High!

Wednesday, August 24th, 2016

Have you noticed that more and more people you know have stopped eating meat? The official results are in: during the past four years, there has been a boom in the number of people going vegetarian in Australia. In a poll released this week , it was revealed that between 2012 and 2016, the number […]

VICTORY! Husk Goes Fur-Free

Wednesday, July 27th, 2016

It’s been a big year so far in Australia for fashion embracing compassion. Victoria-based fashion brand Husk has become the latest among a slew of labels that have pledged to drop fur. Following pressure from PETA, as well as relentless campaigning from the group Animal Active, Husk joins the likes of Sage Sydney, Jenny Kee, […]


Wednesday, July 20th, 2016

Forcing wild animals such as lions, monkeys and camels to perform stressful tricks is an archaic practice that has no place in Australia. Animals used in circuses are often beaten by trainers and spend most of their lives confined to cramped barren cages as they are carted from one performance to another. Australia-based Lennon Bros […]

RESCUED: Chick Found in Melbourne’s CBD Loving Life at a Sanctuary

Wednesday, July 13th, 2016

It’s the last thing you’d expect to see when strolling along Melbourne’s iconic Southbank: a tiny chick, wandering alone amid the hustle and bustle.   Read original article

Vinnies Goes Fur-Free in Western Australia!

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016

For taking a stand against selling cruelly produced animal fur, St Vincent de Paul Society in Western Australia has received a PETA Australia Proggy Award. PETA’s Proggy Awards (“Proggy” is for “progress”) recognise animal-friendly achievements in commerce and culture. Vinnies’ 48 stores across the state will no longer be selling items made from animal fur, […]

This CGI Elephant Shows How Unnecessary It Is to Exploit Real Animals in Films

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016

Meet Bertie the elephant. She is the star of University of Hertfordshire students Zak Boxall and Chris Turner’s final-year project, and she was made using computer-generated imagery (CGI).    

Aussie Cricketers Embrace Plant Power!

Thursday, June 16th, 2016

As vegan living becomes more and more mainstream, we’re seeing an increase in the number of athletes choosing to follow a compassionate lifestyle. Cricket is one sport that has had its fair share of publicity lately when it comes to vegan athletes. Find out which Aussie cricket stars are living the cruelty-free life!

Egg Industry Wants to Modify Embryos Genetically to End Killing of Male Chicks

Wednesday, June 15th, 2016

Male chicks are useless to the egg industry. Since they don’t lay eggs and aren’t bred to be large enough to be profitable to the meat industry, they’re treated like “waste products” – and around 12 million are gassed or shredded to death every year in Australia. Now, new “embryo-sexing” technology aims to modify chicken […]

Genesis 9: Not an Instruction to Eat Animals

Thursday, June 9th, 2016

Every Christian vegetarian knows it: Genesis 9:1–3, where the peace and harmony of the Garden of Eden was acknowledged to have been lost, thanks to human sin. But “fear and dread” doesn’t need to be the final word in human-animal relationships. We’ve repaired much of that already. Instead of letting ourselves and our world marinate […]

Australia’s Egg Shortage: No Eggs? No Problem!

Thursday, June 9th, 2016

Much has been made of the egg shortage in Australia this week, and some outlets have predicted current supply issues may continue for some time. Consumers are increasingly unwilling to purchase cruelly obtained caged eggs, and concerns are also on the rise about conditions on so-called “free-range” farms, after new regulations were introduced that increase […]


Thursday, June 9th, 2016

In their natural environment, elephants are highly social animals who live in multigenerational matriarchal herds. These tight-knit families work cooperatively, defending one another, searching for food, and caring for offspring—even receiving help from “babysitters” within the herd.Elephants talk among themselves, make group decisions, and celebrate achievements and momentous occasions. A Lesson in Empathy Elephants have […]

What an Independent Office of Animal Welfare would mean for animals

Wednesday, June 8th, 2016

For too long, animal welfare has been in the hands of Departments of Agriculture, whose key stakeholders are some of the very industries responsible for industrialised animal cruelty. Now there’s hope for an end to this conflict of interest with an Independent Office of Animal Welfare.

Biodegradable Shopping Bags – Not all they are cracked up too be?

Tuesday, June 7th, 2016

Biodegradable shopping bags not what they are cracked up to be? A prediction that the world’s oceans will contain more plastic than fish by 2050 is likely to intensify the push for sustainable, environmentally friendly alternatives. Biodegradable plastics have long been touted as a “greener” technology, but a new report from the United Nations says these plastics do […]

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