IF YOU’VE BEEN following the bushfire crisis on social media and elsewhere, you may have seen reports of benevolent wombats herding other animals to shelter into their fire-proof burrows. These stories went quickly viral — probably reflecting the appetite for good news after the horrors of the bushfire crisis. However the
THEY ARE REFUGEES too. The wildlife, dispossessed, shot out, and now, with their food, water and remaining habitat dried out and burned, even more in need: those that didn’t die outright in the flames. Let’s look more widely. To our international shame, we haven’t, as a country, been very charitable to
AS I LOOK around the Australian continent what I see happening to Australia’s birdlife is deeply troubling. In Victoria there is now a mounting tension among the section of the community that cares about birdlife as we wait to hear if the Victorian Labor Government calls yet another duck shooting season. Mass-scale
IT’S WELL ESTABLISHED that unsustainable human activity is damaging the health of the planet. The way we use Earth threatens our future and that of many animals and plants. Species extinction is an inevitable end point. It’s important that the loss of Australian nature be quantified accurately. To date, putting an
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.