Marine Conservation
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Tell the Federal Government to support protection for sharks in Australia and Internationally

It is set to be a big year for sharks in Australia and on a global front. Many important sharks have been nominated for listing under the Convention of Migratory Species (CMS), the important UN environmental treaty. Australia is set to vote for the protection of these sharks in just …

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 …

Animal Welfare
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Tell Barnaby Joyce 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 …

Marine Conservation
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Save our Marine Sanctuaries

The Turnbull Government has released its draft plans for our suspended National Network of Marine Sanctuaries.  Unbelievably, they have completely ignored their own science recommendations, the voice of the Australian public and the pleas of local communities. Devastating cutbacks are proposed for our best-loved marine treasures right around the country, …

Marine Conservation
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Tell the Federal Government to stop the Australian export of hammerheads for shark fin soup!

Hammerhead sharks are on the verge of receiving Federal protection as an endangered species. But we need your help to make it happen! Following nominations from Humane Society International, Federal Environment Minister Josh Frydenberg is considering whether to protect great, scalloped and smooth hammerhead sharks as Endangered under our national …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Marine Conservation
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Tell The Australian to give sharks a fair go in their reporting!

Over the past few months we’ve noticed a lot of reporting in The Australian on sharks, but unfortunately these articles seem to be primarily based on uninformed hearsay by politicians and media commentators on great white shark populations and don’t seem to be reflecting much actual debate or perspectives from the science or conservation …

Animal Welfare
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BUNNY LOVE! 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 …