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'Ag-gag' laws expose Coalition's freedom of speech hypocrisy

New laws proposing to fine and/or gaol animal welfare activists for exposing animal cruelty shows ...  
ALP, Animal Justice Party and Baird Govt stand up against animal cruelty

The ALP, the Animal Justice Party and the Coalition Baird Government appear to be working together ...  
Barmy Barnaby chases away Depp's dogs and Hollywood dollars

The consequences of a government minister threatening to kill a film star's dogs and fining him ...  
NSW Labor protects animals with Oscar's Law

In a policy written with the assistance of animal protection organisation Oscar's Law, NSW Labor ...  
Ending our criminal ways

Why do we ignore behaviour that not only sends plants and animals to extinction but, ultimately ...  
Facing extinction in the land of denial

It’s time politicians confronted the reality that unless they act on global warming, 70 per cent ...  
Baird Government sacrifices wombats in quest for woodchips

In the south-east corner of NSW, the interests of forestry and wildlife are again clashing — ...  
The Leard Forest slaughter: Whitehaven bulldozes and rips while the animals kip

The environmental plan for Maules Creek coal mine was no winter clearing so no hibernating animals ...  
Fish on acid lose fear of predators

As carbon dioxide makes the seas more acidic and poses physical problems for some fish, it can ...  
Shepherd Dreyfus makes whalers look like Moby Dicks

In a landmark ruling by the International Court of Justice, Australia looks like it has ended ...  
The Sea Shepherd’s coming of age

The Sea Shepherd fleet is again in the Southern Ocean attempting to disrupt the annual Japanese ...  
The dogs of healing

The demand for therapy dogs is growing due to their many benefits for patients. Deputy editor ...  
The new industrial revolution: Manmade meat

Industrial innovations, such as the lab grown burger, have the potential to drive human develop ...  
Frack first, repent at leisure

There is mounting evidence, writes Alex Kirby from the Climate News Network, that exploiting shale ...  
The King of all battles: wind farm vs golf course vs shearwater

The nation's biggest wind farm development on King Island is being threatened by golf course ...  
The Young Diggers and the dogs of peace

On ANZAC Day, Peter Wicks takes a look at a terrific organisation that’s helping returned ...  
Boort bird slaughter brings duck hunting into disrepute

When shooters slaughtered close to 1,000 native birds, many of them endangered, at Boort in ...  
Victorian Government bans media from duck season

So much for freedom of speech, the Victorian Coalition Government has banned rescuers and the ...