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Marine Conservation

Help get the Australian sea lion an Endangered listing

Australian sea lions are the most endangered sea lion species in the world. These charismatic creatures are found only in our country, so it’s up to us to do everything possible to protect them. That’s why Humane Society International nominated the Australian sea lion for an upgraded listing under our …

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Animal Welfare
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Sign the petition to help end the Yulin dog meat festival

In Yulin, China, June 21st is an annual “festival” when dogs and cats – many of them stolen pets – are brutally beaten to death and then they’re eaten. These animals suffer enormously – packed tightly together in tiny cages and transported for days without food or water to slaughterhouses …

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Animal Welfare
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Help end cruel live export of sheep

Transporting sheep vast distances to be slaughtered in the Middle East is cruel. There is no getting around it. The journeys are gruelling and sheep routinely die in terrible circumstances. Footage aired on 60 Minutes Sunday 8th April shows this all too distressingly. Brave Coalition MP Sussan Ley has tabled …

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Marine Conservation
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Tell the Queensland Government to stop killing sharks in the Great Barrier Reef

Sadly the Great Barrier Reef is not a safe place for sharks. The Queensland Government’s shark control program kills 26 species of sharks in the Great Barrier Reef on lethal drumlines. Any that survive hooking on the drumlines are shot. Since the 1960s, tens of thousands of sharks have been …

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Animal Welfare
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Ask supermarkets to stop stocking kangaroo cruelty

It’s time to stand up for kangaroos – our most persecuted species. A new documentary is bringing much needed scrutiny to Australia’s commercial kangaroo industry. Kangaroo: A Love Hate Story (trailer below) depicts the harsh brutality of the world’s largest commercial slaughter of terrestrial wildlife. Over the last decade more than …

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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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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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Animal Welfare
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Australia must not feed the demand for ejiao

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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