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Eye to Eye with Wildlife

A new book exploring the success of conservation efforts across the globe aims to empower people to make a difference rather than be paralysed by environmental ‘hopelessness’. The Science of Hope – Eye to Eye with our World’s Wildlife catalogues fifteen of what author Dr Wiebke Finkler calls ‘charismatic species’ from around the globe with …

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National Dog Day

Calling all four-legged mutts; we want to celebrate you and the amazing contribution you make to our lives! It’s National Dog Day on 26 August and dog-damn it, it’s time to say thanks! Dogs deserve it for many reasons. They make wonderful companion animals, offering their humans unconditional love and many benefits to their physical …

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NSW bans greyhound racing

Overwhelming evidence of systemic animal cruelty, including mass greyhound killings and live baiting has prompted the New South Wales government to become the first Australian state to shut down greyhound racing from July 2017. Premier Mike Baird and Deputy Premier and Minister for Racing Troy Grant announced that the New South Wales Government is acting …

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Helping the homeless

Increasing awareness of the roles companion animals play in the lives of the homeless is resulting in more volunteer services to help and care for these pets on the street. With this support, comes new hope and a raft of benefits for carers and pets alike. Many homeless people living with pets are forced to …

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Halloween for pets

While Halloween can be fun for children and adults, veterinarians warn that Halloween for pets can be a different story. Pets can see Halloween as a stressful time of costume parties, endless doorbell ringing, loud and scary noises in the night and strangers coming and going from the home. Sadly, animals – black cats in …

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