Second Australian state to ban puppy and kitten farms

November 17, 2016 – Victoria will become the second state in Australia to pass legislation to stop puppy and kitten farms, and will introduce a central registry of domestic animal businesses. Australian Capital Territory (ACT) passed similar legislation in September 2015. last month, Victoria’s Government announced that a review of the amendments to the Domestic...
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Australian state reverses ban on greyhound racing after six weeks

October 11, 2016 – The reversal on the greyhound racing ban in Australian state of New South Wales announced today has one animal welfare organisation saying giving the industry a second chance will only cost animals lives. NSW state premier Mike Baird’s about-turn on his greyhound racing ban came after mounting pressure from the state...
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Over 90,000 greyhounds missing in Australian state; racing ‘wastage’?

September 13, 2016 – More than 90,000 greyhounds have gone ‘missing’ in New South Wales, Australia, feared victims of ‘wastage’ as the greyhound racing industry calls the euthanasia of perfectly healthy dogs, a cruel practice that has contributed to the banning of greyhound racing in the state from July next year. On 24 August, the...
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Australian dogs get their own beer

September 20, 2016 – Trust the Aussies to come up with a bespoke beer for man’s best friend! Dogs Down Under now have an alternative to just cold water this coming summer with a non-alcoholic craft-style, beef-favoured brew called BeerDog’s Bitter. The creators behind the beer are Andy McGrath and Meagan Cooper. “We officially launched...
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Profile: Simone Armstrong giving back to Australia’s indigenous people and pets

June 16, 2016 – A young second-year University of Sydney veterinary student, Simone Armstrong, 21, is giving back to the indigenous people of Australia as a volunteer for the Animal Management in Rural and Remote Indigenous Communities programme (AMRRIC), utilising her future profession in veterinary science. With the support of her academic adviser and mentor, associate professor and sub-dean of indigenous...
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