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Tongue-tied horses

tongue-tied-horses

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

Stopping for injured wildlife the right thing to do

injured wildlife

Excellent letter in the Canberra Times responding ACT Government's irresponsible comments if you accidentally hit an animal on the road: Moral imperative IT IS CONTEMPTIBLE of Daniel Iglesias to use the reckless actions of two motor hoons as an opportunity to plug his equally contemptible annual kangaroos slaughter. This opportunism occurred after a

Speak up! They’re counting on YOU

ACT kangaroo cull 2018

I'M SITTING HERE feeling warm and safe from the world trying to swallow dinner. But I feel sick. I feel sick because Canberra is culling kangaroos tonight (3,200 over three months) and mothers will have their joeys ripped from their pouches, unable to protect them as their heads are smashed against

State terrorism

RECENTLY, I ASKED a Canberra resident, who is a kind woman, what she thought of the ACT’s annual kangaroo culling activity. She made a face, but then said, ‘I know there are too many of them but’… The ‘too many’ narrative indeed goes to the heart of the government propaganda that

Power in NSW in chaos

Dear Editor AS AN EX-Pacific Power electrical engineer who spent 33 years building and maintaining power stations in NSW it makes me sad to see what is happening to the power industry in NSW in just 7 years. NSW once had a reliable power system. With the closing of  1,000MW Wallerwang Power

Taxpayer: no reply from state rep, council questions

letter to editor

Including about sale of public property WITH OUR LOCAL NSW Eden-Monaro politician, not seemingly wanting to reply to, or even acknowledge, emails sent from members of his electorate, the Queanbeyan Palerang Regional Council (QPRC) ratepayers seem to have lost the ability to complain to our local NSW member about issues with

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