Animals Australia exposes Egyptian slaughterhouses again

From ANIMAL PEOPLE,  May/June 2013:

Exposing a bloody business

CANBERRA––The latest Animals Australia undercover videos of slaughter at the two Egyptian slaughterhouses authorized to kill Australian cattle showed “outrageous cruelty” that “left me and my industry colleagues disgusted and horrified,”  Australian Livestock Exporters Council spokesperson Alison Penfold told media.   Read more

Some New Zealand bird conservationists favor cats

From ANIMAL PEOPLE,  April 2013:

WELLINGTON,  New Zealand––Forty-eight percent of New Zealand households keep cats,  the highest rate of cat-keeping in the world,  according to the New Zealand Pet Food Manufacturers Association. But prominent New Zealand birders disagree over whether free-roaming pet cats and feral cats have much to do with losses of rare bird species. Economist Gareth Morgan argues that cats should be eradicated from New Zealand through universal sterilization and non-replacement. Read more

Killing of “retired” racehorses & racing greyhounds shocks Australia

From ANIMAL PEOPLE, January/February 2013:

MELBOURNE––Run since 1861 on the first Tuesday of each November, fourteen years longer than the Kentucky Derby, the Melbourne Cup is marketed as “’The race that stops a nation.” What stopped Australian attention most in November 2012, though, may have been undercover video posted online by the Coalition for the Protection of Racehorses, showing injured racehorses being shot dead at the Laverton Knackery west of Melbourne. Read more

"Pigs Will Fly": Australian anti factory farming campaign

From ANIMAL PEOPLE,  October 2012: (Actually published on November 1,  2012.)


Photo [redacted] caption: Animals Australia on October 22,  2012 released “Pigs WILL fly,”  an anti-factory farming video produced for both television and cinema showing.  The video features a pig in a factory-type barn, singing “Somewhere,”  from the 1957 Broadway musical “West Side Story,”  with a backup chorus of other pigs,  battery-caged hens, and other poultry,  all daring to dream of freedom:

Australian sheep export to Bahrain comes to "bloody & miserable end" in Pakistan

From ANIMAL PEOPLE,  October 2012: (Actually published on November 1,  2012.)

KARACHI,  Pakistan–The Livestock Department of the state government of Sindh, Pakistan on October 20,  2012 killed the last of 22,000 sheep who were shipped from Fremantle, Australia to Bahrain on August 4,  2012 aboard the Wellard Rural Exports transporter Ocean Drover,  Malir district deputy commissionr Kazi Jan Muhammad told Ghulam Abbas of the Karachi Business Recorder.  Intended to be sold for Ramadan ritual slaughter,  the sheep were rejected by Bahrain on August 21, purportedly due to scabby mouth disease,  a stress-related affliction similar to a human cold sore,  which often develops among sheep on shipboard.  The disease is also called “orf.” Read more

70,000 Australian sheep stranded at sea by disease outbreak

From ANIMAL PEOPLE,  September 2012:

KARACHI–Twenty-two thousand Australian sheep on September 22, 2012 won at least a temporary reprieve from being culled in Pakistan, and were still alive two days later while the Sindh High Court reviewed evidence submitted by Rafiq Khanani of the Dow Univesity of Health Sciences that the sheep had not contracted serious diseases during prolonged transport aboard the Ocean Drover. Read more

No deal for Macau greyhounds

From ANIMAL PEOPLE,  May 2012:

No deal for Macau greyhounds

MACAU–It was a cruel April Fool  for dozens of greyhounds, the U.S. organization Grey 2K,  Animals Aust-ralia,  and the Macau animal rescue society Anima.  Macau media reported on April 1,  2012 that Anima and the Macau Yat Yuen Canidrome Company Ltd. had signed an agreement to allow Anima to rehome ex-racing greyhounds,  a first in the 82-year history of the Macau Canidrome.  Nevada casino owner Steve Wynn had reportedly donated $250,000 to build kennels for the rescued dogs. Read more

Australian use of risky drug may drive Indonesian cut in livestock imports

From ANIMAL PEOPLE,  January/February 2012:

JAKARTA,  MELBOURNE– Australian cattle and sheep exporters barely had time to anticipate ramped up live animal shipments to Islamic nations,  under new protocols announced on October 21,  2011 by agriculture minister Joe Ludwig,  when word came from Jakarta that Indonesia is likely to accept barely half as many live cattle from Australia as were landed in 2011. Read more

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