Governments aim to stop protest for animals and the environment In the wake of NSW, Qld and federal governments setting draconian fines and trespass laws for protesting against environmental destruction, like new mining projects, governments and major political parties are targeting animal activists who shed light on inhumane practices on farm.
Climate change retreat of snow will dwarf impact of introduced animals By Frankie Seymour — AJP candidate Monaro, (environmental scientist) UNTIL I SAW it two week ago, I was fairly agnostic about whether the damage attributed to the Brumbies in Kosciuszko National Park was real or just yet another ‘feral’-bashing beat-up. Then
NEW report: Hot, Dry& Deadly: NSW plants, animals (including humans) face ultimate challenge Review by Frankie Seymour Hot, Dry& Deadly: Impacts of Climate Change on Nature in NSW is a clear and concise document launched regionally last month by the Nature Conservation Council of NSW, a peak organisation representing 160 member organisations. The
Condemning orphan joeys and endangering humans Since animal protection activists began their nightly vigils on and around the reserves where the ACT government conducts its annual kangaroo slaughter, they have observed dozens of dependent kangaroo joeys, unattended by any adult kangaroos, lining the nearby roadsides. Most of these joeys will never
Chris Klootwijk’s response to his acquittal: “It’s great! I’ve been promoted from ‘crim’ to ‘pest’.” ACT failed to have valid license to shoot wildlife Court report by Frankie Seymour The ACT Supreme Court has overturned, on appeal, the conviction of a man for ‘hindering a government official’ by blowing a whistle during the
In defiance of the national Animal Welfare Code of Practice for Domestic Poultry, state Consumer Affairs Ministers have now permitted egg producers to label their eggs ‘free range’, even when they are cramming 10,000 birds into a single hectare. The national code of practice recommends no more than 1500 hens per
Verdict against Chris Klootwijk raises more questions than it answers regarding legality of ACT crackdown on cull protesters. Seen here, Klootwijk points to shooter vehicle damage to the sensitive ACT grasslands. Appeal on horizon Chris Klootwijk, who was convicted on one of two counts of hindering two public officials (a ranger and
Report from the courtroom and analysis The ACT government’s court case against a man for (literally) blowing the whistle, started on 24 February. Chris Klootwijk was arrested while lawfully walking on the Rose Cottage Horse Paddocks near the Wanniassa Hills Nature Reserve on the evening of 1 July 2015. He was arrested