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How we treat animals reflects us as a society, says artist Lisa Roet

How we treat animals reflects us as a society, says artist Lisa Roet

Art as activism was not cool when Lisa Roet began her career but her work has gained acclaim worldwide.

  • by Kerrie O'Brien

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A massive chimpanzee is coming to Melbourne

A massive chimpanzee is coming to Melbourne

Think you spotted a giant monkey climbing the Arts Centre? You're not seeing things: meet David Greybeard.

  • by Kerrie O'Brien
Political stink over 'suffering' cattle at NSW farm

Political stink over 'suffering' cattle at NSW farm

A NSW farmer who was the subject of an aborted RSPCA prosecution for animal cruelty at his former piggery is now running a cattle farm on the same property and stands accused of "even more egregious infliction of suffering".

  • by Caitlin Fitzsimmons
'If whips hurt us, they hurt horses': Study boosts call for whip use ban

'If whips hurt us, they hurt horses': Study boosts call for whip use ban

A Racing Victoria proposal to phase out the use of the whip in races, which was tabled at a Racing Australia board meeting, has been reinforced by the release of an RSPCA report. 

  • by Damien Ractliffe and Michael Lynch
Racing confronts its grim reality

Racing confronts its grim reality

Australia's racing industry says it is on the right track to provide a better life for retired racehorses, but not everyone is convinced.

  • by Chip Le Grand
Roar deal: wildlife reserves cop a hammering as COVID bites

Roar deal: wildlife reserves cop a hammering as COVID bites

With tourism and safaris stalled, national parks in poor African and South American countries are under serious threat.

  • by Greg Callaghan
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'It was terrible work': 20 years on, horses' cull still a bitter political issue

'It was terrible work': 20 years on, horses' cull still a bitter political issue

Two decades ago this Monday news broke of a horse cull, spurring a backlash that still reverberates in NSW politics.

  • by Nick O'Malley
No charges over backyard slaughterhouse in Koo Wee Rup

No charges over backyard slaughterhouse in Koo Wee Rup

No charges will be laid against the operators of a backyard slaughterhouse at Koo Wee Rup after the Agriculture Department closed its investigation into reports of cruelty and biohazard breaches.

  • by Erin Pearson
Animal cruelty fears for 300 dogs trigger raids at rural NSW puppy farms

Animal cruelty fears for 300 dogs trigger raids at rural NSW puppy farms

The RSPCA and police have swooped on two farms following allegations of cruelty and breaches of NSW dog breeding rules. 

  • by Fergus Hunter and Laura Chung
Exotic animal choices in fashion raise eyebrows about ethics

Exotic animal choices in fashion raise eyebrows about ethics

Environment Minister Sussan Ley thinks Australians choosing fashion made from exotic animals would raise eyebrows about the ethics of their decisions.

  • by Katina Curtis
Treatment of Australian sheep in Jordan under investigation
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Treatment of Australian sheep in Jordan under investigation

An exporter has partly blamed coronavirus restrictions, saying Australian staff who normally travelled overseas to monitor the treatment of sheep were not present before and during Eid this year.

  • by Latika Bourke