Wildlife Protection
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Don’t let the Trump Administration lift the ban on elephant trophy hunting!

African elephants are threatened species and the global community has rallied to end the ivory trade. But now, the U.S. government has thrown away these efforts by giving American trophy hunters the green light to slaughter elephants. Under President Donald Trump, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) just announced …

Animal Welfare
16

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 …

Animal Welfare
4

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 …

Marine Conservation
2

Tell the Federal Government to support protection for sharks in Australia and internationally

2017 was a huge year for sharks in Australia and on a global front. In October, many important sharks were nominated for listing under the Convention of Migratory Species (CMS), the important UN environmental treaty. The Australian Government attended the meeting, but instead of supporting the listings of three important …

Marine Conservation
7

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
60

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 …

Marine Conservation
13

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
29

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
11

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
79

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 …