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Why eggs-actly are millions of Aussie hens still caged, and how can we help them?

by Georgie Dolphin,

Despite bans on battery cages around the world, it’s estimated that more than 5 million egg laying hens are still confined in the cruel cages in Australia every day.   Why we need to #CantheCage Battery cages are outdated   Battery cages were first banned in Switzerland in 1992, more than 30...

The final voyage is in sight – Live export of sheep by sea will end by 2028.

by Humane Society International,

The Federal Government has finally announced an end date for Australia’s live sheep export trade. This is truly a historic political decision that will spare tens of thousands of sheep from suffering. On 11 May, the Albanese Government stood true to their election promise and announced their phase out plan...

A reprieve for dingoes

by Humane Society International,

For years now, supporters like you have been calling on Victoria to stop the senseless killing of dingoes on private land—at last we have some exciting news to share with you. On 14 March the Victorian Government announced they would end the dingo “unprotection order” in the north-west of Victoria...

Standing For Animals July 2024

by Humane Society International,

INSIDE: Dingoes protected | Feature: Sheep finally spared from live export by sea | Elephant anniversary | Leaving a lasting legacy for animals | An Australian EPA and more .. Read More   Image Credit: Holly Kalpana

STATEMENT: NSW Government takes a step towards stronger nature laws

by Humane Society International,

The Government’s response to the 2023 Henry Review of the Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016 makes several positive commitments for nature, including creating a NSW Nature Strategy and reviewing the biodiversity conservation program to support the goals of no new extinctions and restoring threatened species and ecosystems. HSI Australia also welcomes...

Vale Mary: The wombat matriarch of Glenbog State Forest 1999-2024

by Evan Quartermain,

When Ray and Marie Wynan of Wildlife Land Trust sanctuary Edala last saw Mary the bare-nosed wombat, who they had known and loved for more than 20 years, there were signs that had them worried. She was looking skinny and exhausted with a joey at foot who was too young...

What is live lamb cutting? 

by Georgie Dolphin,

The History – Australia is one of the world’s biggest wool producers. Originally, our Merino sheep had smooth skin, but in 1883 the Vermont Merino was introduced with folds of skin and wrinkles to maximise wool production per sheep.  Aussie flies – This move towards more wrinkly Merinos was a...

Community wildlife corridors: How South Australian residents are restoring wildlife habitats

by Louisa Bartels,

A significant threat Australian wildlife is currently facing is habitat loss and degradation. Habitat fragmentation can be caused by human activities such as urban development, agriculture, deforestation and the building of new infrastructure. Disconnecting habitats can create barriers for wildlife, limiting their ability to move freely within their environment and...

HSI celebrates historic win for sheep as live exports to end

by Humane Society International,

The legislation to phase out live sheep exports by sea from Australia by 1 May 2028 has passed in the Australian Parliament with a majority vote in the Senate. This is historic progress for animal welfare in Australia and will help safeguard the welfare of millions of Australian sheep for...

Iceland and Japan mark dark new entries in the whale history books

by Nicola Beynon,

It is the commercial and political interests of a few people that stand in the way of history claiming commercial whaling as a travesty of the past. We saw that last week, with both Japan and Iceland reinvigorating their dying commercial whale hunting industries.   In what Humane Society International has...

Iceland will allow commercial whaling to resume in ’devastatingly disappointing’ renewal of one-year permit

by Humane Society International,

This is a rejection of once-in-a-generation opportunity to end slaughter at sea, says Humane Society International (11 June 2024)―As news breaks that Iceland’s Food, Agriculture and Fisheries Minister Bjarkey Olsen Gunnarsdóttir will renew a one-year commercial whaling licence to whaling company Hvalur hf., despite clear evidence of immense animal suffering,...

Japan launches new whale killing vessel even as demand for whale meat plummets

by Kitty Block,

Over the course of a long career, I’ve spent countless hours at international conferences listening to the representatives of Iceland, Japan and Norway attempt to rationalize their killing of whales. These three nations, so often lauded for their standing and positive contributions within the global community, come up short indeed...

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