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Wildlife Protection
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Tell our major parties to commit to new nature laws for Australia

Australia is heading into an extinction crisis.   There are 1800+ species on the threatened list and not nearly enough is being done to help them. Things will only get worse with climate change, so urgent government intervention and investment is required. Crucial to reversing the situation is a new …

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Animal Welfare
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Can the cage! Let’s give chickens room to move.

Australia’s shameful treatment of chickens belongs in the history books – there is no need for this Government-endorsed cruelty. While the world moves towards cage-free chicken farming, Australia remains stuck in the past, grimly sticking to outdated standards which support cruel confinement. For the first time in 15 years, the …

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Animal Welfare
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Ask the Indonesian government to end the dog meat trade in Indonesia

Every year, millions of dogs are brutally transported throughout Indonesia to supply the demand for dog meat. Many are stolen family pets and illegally trafficked dogs. They are crammed into cages and sacks so tightly that they can barely move, their mouths bound shut so they can hardly breathe. They …

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Animal Welfare
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We can end mulesing in Australia

Mulesing is a surgical procedure developed in the 1920’s designed to reduce the incidence of flystrike in Australia.  Skin is sliced from the buttocks of lambs to scar the skin to prevent wrinkles and wool growth and keep the skin free from faecal and urine stains which attract flies.  Skin …

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Marine Conservation
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Tell Minister Ruston that longline weighting is crucial to protect albatross and petrels

Magnificent albatross and petrels are the most imperilled group of birds on earth. Frequently caught as bycatch in longline fishing operations, 21 of the 31 species covered by the Advisory Committee to the Agreement for the Conservation of Albatross and Petrels are at risk of extinction. Four species are critically …

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Animal Welfare
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Tell the Australian Government not to trade donkeys with China

The booming demand for donkey skins fuelled by an obsession with a traditional Chinese medicine named ejiao, which too many people believe helps everything from impotence to cancer, is causing a global outcry.  Not only does it have a devastating effect on donkey populations in Africa and rural communities whose …

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Wildlife Protection
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Tell Minister Frydenberg to keep platypus at home in Australia

It has recently come to light that a controversial agreement has been reached to export Australian platypus from Taronga Zoo overseas to San Diego Zoo. As history has shown us, this kind of export of our precious wildlife is extremely dangerous. The last time any platypus were exported overseas was …

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Animal Welfare
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Urge the South Korean government to protect all dogs and cats from the cruel dog meat industry

South Korea is the only country in the world known to intensively breed dogs for human consumption. Thousands of dog meat farms across the country breed an estimated 2.5 million dogs each year who are confined in small, barren cages outdoors. They live in states of perpetual fear, boredom, hunger …

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Wildlife Protection
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Urge Minister Frydenberg to protect threatened habitat for koalas and swift parrots!

Australia’s Minister for the Environment and Energy, Josh Frydenberg, is due to make a listing decision for Poplar Box Grassy Woodland on Alluvial Plains – a Threatened Ecological Community nominated by Humane Society International (HSI) in 2013. Once it passes this final hurdle, the grassy woodlands will become the 28th …

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Animal Welfare
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Help secure Australian cosmetics animal testing ban

During the last federal election the Turnbull Government promised to ban cosmetics testing on animals and although we welcome their new Industrial Chemicals Bill 2017, we are concerned that it does not go far enough.  The bill has a loophole which would severely undermine the ban. TAKE ACTION:  Please support …

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