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…

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…

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…

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 Win for Whales: Georgia Aquarium Can’t Import Beluga Whales

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Beluga Whales in Captivity no longer It’s official: After more than three years of legal wrangling, 18 beluga whales captured in Russia will not be heading to aquariums in the United States. This week, a federal judge in Atlanta upheld the decision by the National Marine Fisheries Service to deny a permit to the Georgia Aquarium to import the gentle white whales. The whales were captured in the Sea of Okhotsk between 2006 and 2010 and are being held at … More…

JAPAN’S DOLPHIN DRIVES – AN UPDATE

JAPAN’S DOLPHIN DRIVES – AN UPDATE It’s important to get the full story from the source. Australia for Dolphins (AFD) has been responsible for the legal challenge against WAZA ( World Aquarium and Zoological Association) which has resulted in the JAZA ( Japanese Aquarium and Zoological Association) an associate of WAZA agreeing to give up buying dolphins from the drives for ALL JAZA aquariums. This has, effectively, stopped 40% of the trade.   However, aquariums in Indonesia and South Korea have … More…