AFA August 2016 Newsletter

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Articles: KOALAS AT GRAVE RISK OF EXTINCTION ON THE FAR NORTH COAST AND THE ENTIRE STATE _____ KOALAS STRUGGLING TO SURVIVE _____ TOO MANY THREATS! _____ HABITAT PROTECTION THE ONLY REAL SOLUTION _____ KOALAS AND CLIMATE CHANGE _____ GREEN PARTY SILENCE ON ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES _____ FEDERAL GOVERNMENT GUIDELINES ENSURE WEAK PROTECTION Download a printer friendly PDF of our May 2016 Newsletter or read it on issue below.     … More…

AFA MAY 2016 NEWSLETTER

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Australians for Animals May 2016 Newsletter Articles: For the Love of Animals – A message from animal activist Sue Arnold. Baby Butcher Bird takes over house. HISTORIC UNDERWATER NOISE WORKSHOP IN SAN FRANCISCO THE GREAT BARRIER REEF SAGA GETTING INTO ACTION ANIMAL HEROES WHAT MAKES CAMPAIGNS WORK? MONEY! Download a printer friendly PDF of our May 2016 Newsletter or read it on issue below. … More…

Ricky Gervais backs Australia dolphin captivity campaign

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British comedian Ricky Gervais has thrown his support behind a local campaign to end dolphin captivity in Australia. The multi Emmy, BAFTA and Golden Globe award winning comedian behind series such as The Office and Extras — and vocal animal rights activist — has backed the Stop Dolphin Captivity in Australia petition which was launched on line on Saturday and now has over 15,000 signatures. “Dolphins are amazing animals deserving of our respect,” Gervais said in statement. “The UK has … More…

SeaWorld orca show ban credited to work of Blackfish documentary maker

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Blackfish Gabriela Cowperthwaite was just another mum who took her twin sons to SeaWorld, before the death of a killer whale trainer prompted her to make the 2013 documentary Blackfish. She never expected it to help persuade the US theme park operator to stop breeding killer whales and end its signature “Shamu” orca entertainment shows. Orlando-based SeaWorld said it would stop breeding killer whales and those currently at its parks would be the past, citing “times have changed”. “I think … More…

Shenhua coal Liverpool Plains, corporate welfare and saving Barnaby’s bacon

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Liverpool Plains Coal Mine May Not Fly Saturday, April 2, 2016 By Pip Hinman Opponents of Shenhua-Watermark’s mega coalmine in the Liverpool Plains in north-western NSW have been given a boost by the Chinese government-owned company’s annual report released on March 24, which hinted it may not proceed. Shenhua said: “Global demand for coal is expected to manifest a downward trend in 2016.” Whether Shenhua is rethinking the $1.2 billion mine is not clear. But its report gives ammunition to … More…

Japanese court: Australian had right to enter whale aquarium

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Australian had a right to enter whale aquarium after all ( whale aquarium )TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese court ruled Friday that an aquarium had no right to bar an Australian animal welfare activist who wanted to check on a baby albino dolphin in captivity. Wakayama District Court awarded Sarah Lucas 110,000 yen ($970) in damages, a court official said on customary condition of anonymity. Lucas, the head of Australia for Dolphins, called the verdict a victory in the fight … More…

AFA Jan Newsletter Shenhua Liverpool Plains

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AFA Jan 2016 Newsletter Excerpts Shenhua Liverpool Plains 2016 – BATTLE YEAR FOR THE ENVIRONMENT Massive Chinese interests are moving in to buy up land, real estate, ports, companies, the list is endless. Selling off Australia’s prime agricultural land as well as many successful dairies, horticulture operations and beef cattle properties makes no sense. Shenhua Liverpool Plains GUNNEDAH KOALAS ARE AT GRAVE RISK The Gunnedah Koala population represents one of the few remaining significant populations left in New South Wales. … More…

METGASCO LICENCES TO BE BOUGHT OUT BY GOVT.

Metgasco licences -Government offers to buy out  for $25m The NSW Government has struck a $25 million deal with junior mining company Metgasco that could see the northern rivers region finally free of of the threat of gas fields. The Metgasco board has agreed to accept the money in exchange for its Petroleum Exploration Licences 16, 13 and 426. The deal is subject to the approval of Metgasco shareholders, who will soon meet to vote on the offer. Lismore MP … More…

AFA November 2015 Newsletter

Australians for Animals are Against keeping dolphins in captivity. This practice is a disgrace and must be stopped. Dolphins are captured and transported in awful conditions to spend their lives in chlorinated undersized pools performing only to be discarded once they fail to earn money for their captives. This shameful and cruel trade in dolphins for human amusement must end! Find out why in our November 2015 Newsletter.   … More…

A PETA Veterinarian Describes Her Visit to SeaWorld

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SeaWorld Prison As a veterinarian with a special interest in wildlife, including marine mammals, I visited SeaWorld San Diego to observe and assess the conditions in which the animals are kept. What I saw and documented there left no doubt in my mind that dolphins, orcas and other animals are suffering. Marine animals didn’t evolve to be confined to cramped, barren, chemical-filled tanks, whose inadequacy is all the more glaring next to the ocean, which stands nearby in stark contrast. … More…