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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

Bywong Car Boot Sale a great success

By Mike Wilkins. THE WEATHER GODS spared us the worst, with just a few gusts of wind and sprays of rain until the last minutes of this year’s Car Boot Sale. The forecast might explain the lower seller turnout this year, but the buyers were as enthusiastic as ever, with a

Bungendore camp ground gathers dust

road dust

DEAR RESIDENTS of Mathews Lane, We recently had the pleasure staying at the Bungendore Showground/Camping Park, the peace and tranquillity of the area was delightful, so I can understand why you all enjoy living on the Lane. As lovely country and considerate people I implore you all to slow down at least

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