Australian

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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Dog Lovers Show

There are bargains galore to be had if you’re heading to the Dog Lovers Show this Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Royal Exhibition Building in Carlton. Aussie Dog’s stand at 412 (ground level) will be offering our book Moments of Connection as a gift with purchases of $60 and over at their stand for …

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ACT sets welfare precendent

The ACT has taken a significant step forward in the animal protection movement with the passing of the Animal Welfare (Factory Farming) Amendment Bill this week. Demonstrating leadership in farm animal welfare, the ACT Government has effectively banned the use of some of farming’s cruellest practices – the use of battery cages, sow stalls, debeaking …

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No win for vulnerable koala

The Australian Koala Foundation’s (AKF) top executive has launched a stinging attack on the Federal Department of the Environment for what she says will fail to protect the vulnerable koala. AKF’s Chief Executive Officer, Deborah Tabart OAM, condemns the draft Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act referral guidelines for the vulnerable Koala, stating that the …

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Stop the shark massacre

In less than 48 hours, a misguided new policy is set to begin off the coast of Western Australia that will see sharks hunted and killed. Despite more than 100 leading scientists opposing the new ‘catch and kill’ policy and protests from community groups and individuals, the policy is set to start on Friday. The …

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Egg Victory

Animal protection organisation Animals Australia has announced that Woolworths has become the first Australian supermarket to commit to a phase out of ALL cage eggs by 2018. According to their report, the supermarket giant is responding to growing consumer demand to address animal welfare. As part of the overhaul, caged eggs will also no longer …

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Lead on

It’s not often that we recommend products we’ve been sent – it’s not that they aren’t good, but besides book reviews, we don’t often do it. This product, however, we just want to share. Australian designed, this lead by Rufus & Coco is super-functional and good looking, but it also has two very important safety …

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The great Australian dream?

Changes in the way Australians are living may impact on community health according to the Planning Institute of Australia and the Petcare Information and Advisory Service (PIAS), who’ve announced an $8,000 award for best practice planning for dogs and public open space. According to Susie Willis from PIAS, ‘The recently released 2011 census data showed …

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