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Kangaroo killing for farmers: Counterpoint

war on wildlife Aug2018

DURING A TWO-YEAR period when my partner and I managed a large cattle station in northern SA, we experienced the extreme stress of prolonged hot and dry conditions. It is an experience I will never forget, and it continually informs my work as an ecologist. The recent announcement to help farmers

Greyhound racing: NSW Coalition latest bid for votes?

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IN ANOTHER POLICY backflip, the NSW Liberal-National government is tossing $500,000 of public funding towards a major greyhound racing event dubbed the ‘Million Dollar Chase’. While political backflips by the NSW government have become commonplace in the run up to the March 2019 state election, this latest announcement is surely among

Canberra cull 2018: early end and damned lies

ACT kangaroo cull 2018

THE ACT GOVERNMENT has claimed that it has killed 3,200 kangaroos across ACT reserves in one of its largest annual kangaroo massacres ever. Opponents of the slaughter claim the government is lying – again. Spokesperson for the Animal Protectors Alliance, Robyn Soxsmith explains. “It would be nice to think Canberra was

Tongue-tied horses

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THE WIDESPREAD USE of tongue-ties in horse racing in Australia has recently come under fire. Proponents of the tongue-tie – a strap that immobilises a horse’s tongue – argue that it prevents breathing issues during races, increasing performance and improves the rider’s control of the horse. Over 20% of Australian horses race

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