HUMPBACK WHALES LEARN FROM EACH OTHER

Whales display human-like ability to learn from each other | Apr 26, 2013, 03.36 PM IST   LONDON: Humpback whales are able to pass on hunting techniques to each other, just as humans do, new research has found. A team of researchers, led by the University of St Andrews discovered that a new feeding technique has spread to 40 per cent of a humpback whale population. The community of humpback whales off New England, US, was forced to find new … More…

AFA May 2013 Newsletter

Our May 2013 Newsletter is available now as a printable PDF. Please click HERE or follow this link: http://www.australiansforanimals.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Australians_for_Animals_Newsletter_May_2013_Email.pdf Articles included: UNDERWATER NOISE-THE ELEPHANT IN THE OCEAN Noise has a devastating impact on the marine environment. Acoustic signals can travel long distances depending on the state of the tides, wind, seabed and other parameters. Christopher Clark, Director of Bioacoustic Research Program ,Cornell University says the cumulative impact of noise in the urbanised ocean environment seriously compromises whales. READ MORE.. GREAT … More…

BOB IRWIN FOUNDATION LETTER TO TONY BURKE ON INDIGENOUS HUNTING

  BOB IRWIN WILDLIFE FOUNDATION To   The Right Honourable Tony Burke MP, Minister for Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities   Dear Sir, We write to you today on behalf of the recently formed animal coalition (list attached). This coalition consists of some of the largest leading animal rights groups in Australia. It was formed because each and every one of them considers this issue urgent and necessary. We consider the hunting allowed under the Native Title Act 1993 to … More…

RALLY AGAINST HUNTING IN NATIONAL PARKS – IMPORTANT !

From: Campaign Volunteer campaignvolunteer@npansw.org.au Message: The National Parks Association of NSW wishes to share with you information about the rally against hunting in national parks being held in Sydney 18th April 2013. Rally: “No Hunting in National Parks” SYDNEY When: 12:15pm 18th APRIL 2013 Speakers: Bob Brown and Bob Debus and many more Where: Convene at the fountain at Hyde Park and March down to Parliament House to listen to speakers from 12:30pm. Who: Families and friends of the campaign … More…

DUGONG HUNTING – A CRUEL PRACTICE

8 April 2013, 6.13am AEST In the name of culture: dugong hunting is simply cruel Many Australians are rightly appalled by the slaughter conducted by the Japanese whaling fleet under the guise of “scientific research”. This is not only because whaling is cruel but also because whales are iconic, have high mammalian intelligence and are endangered due to historic over-hunting. Whale… Authors Dominique Thiriet Lecturer, School of Law Rebecca Smith Student – legal research Disclosure Statement The authors do not work … More…