Proposed laws against farm activists smell fishy says John Kleinig  

SEVERAL state and federal politicians have initiated moves to address cruelty to farm animals. Proposed legislation purports to protect the interests of animals and has been prompted by break-ins at piggeries, ostensibly to photograph and expose animal mistreatment. As consumers and moral beings we have good reason to be concerned about being the beneficiaries of ­cruelty. However, a closer look at such legislation and the motivations ­behind it reveal a different story. Its … [Read more...]

Pets caught in divorce fallout as spiteful couples hurt innocent animals

Pets caught in divorce fallout as spiteful couples hurt innocent animals Published: July 6th, 2013 | Written By:  Ainsley Pavey LIKE a red rag to a bull, the newly acquired puppy leaps playfully from the car and into the marital version of World War III in suburban Australia. A jilted ex-wife has just caught her cheating ex-husband and his lover at her house downloading a computer hard drive and has called police. She pounces on the puppy in the driveway, … [Read more...]

Family’s pet shot at tip by council ranger

Family's pet shot at tip by council ranger By LISA MINNER Daily Liberal Jan. 4, 2013, 4 a.m. Much-loved family pet Ninja was shot by a Walgett Shire Council ranger at the local tip after he had been removed from his owners who were unaware they had surrendered him. PHOTO: CONTRIBUTED See your ad here A COLLARENEBRI family is devastated after discovering their much-loved dog, Ninja, was shot dead the day he was removed from their backyard by a council … [Read more...]

Nature lover leaves wildlife haven to RSPCA – who sell it to be bulldozed and built on

Nature lover leaves wildlife haven to RSPCA – who sell it to be bulldozed and built on Daily Mail (MailOnline) By Ross Slater and Lynne Wallis PUBLISHED: 20:07 GMT, 28 April 2012 | UPDATED: 20:09 GMT, 28 April 2012 The greatest joy in the life of animal enthusiast David Brown was the wild habitat he owned opposite his cottage that was home to foxes, badgers, hedgehogs and squirrels. So when he wrote his will, Mr Brown chose to leave his property to the RSPCA – a charity he … [Read more...]

YOUR SAY: Pet lawyer speaks out against domestic animal trapping

YOUR SAY: Pet lawyer speaks out against domestic animal trapping Preston Leader 20 Nov 12 @ 11:32am by Paula Maud Dean Nicholson with Charlie, the son of Bubba, who was euthanised after being trapped in a neighbour's cat trap. Picture: ANGIE BASDEKIS. THE practice of trapping cats on suburban blocks has been caned by a pet defender. Anne Greenaway, a principal with Lawyers for Companion Animals, said the accidental trapping of an elderly cat in Reservoir in … [Read more...]