AFA January 2017 Newsletter

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ARTICLES: Koala Wars Experts Say Ballina Koalas Face Extinction INCREASED DANGER OF VEHICLE STRIKES AND DOG ATTACKS CLIMATE CHANGE NSW GOVERNMENT’S LATEST KOALA SPIN EFFORT HOW MANY KOALAS ARE LEFT IN NSW? AFA HAS SET UP SOCIAL  MEDIA ON THE KOALAS ALL IS NOT LOST! Download a printer friendly version of our January 2017 Newsletter   … More…

MEDIA RELEASE KOALAS A RECIPE FOR EXTINCTION

Please select the image or click HERE to download a printable PDF of Sue Arnold’s Media Release. MEDIA RELEASE NSW GOVERNMENT’S $10m BID TO SAVE KOALAS – A RECIPE FOR EXTINCTION                 MEDIA RELEASE NSW GOVERNMENT’S $10m BID TO SAVE KOALAS – A RECIPE FOR EXTINCTION A report prepared by the NSW Chief Scientist claims to be an “ independent review of the decline of Koala populations in NSW “.  However, the Review … More…

AFA November 2016 Newsletter

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Articles: – KOALAS IN DIRE STRAITS – THIS IS BLOODY MURDER! – State Government Murder! – EUTHANIZING KOALAS! – NSW – ANOTHER HORROR STORY! – IMPACTS OF ROADS ON KOALAS – KOALA POPULATION IN DECLINE – HAMILTON  ISLAND MADNESS – BAIRD GOVERNMENT SHOCK LEGISLATION – CO-ORDINATOR’S PLEA – VICTORIA KOALA SCANDAL – WHAT YOU CAN DO Download a printer friendly version of our November 2016 Newsletter … More…

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…

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…

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…

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…

5 Great Reasons to End Dolphin Captivity

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by Alicia Graef September 22, 2015 5:30 pm Whale and dolphin advocates have been fighting against captivity for a long time. Since the documentary Blackfish started making waves, the plight of captive cetaceans has reached a much wider audience and has forced us to take a hard look at whether or not this is something we should be supporting. In a series of new papers, Dr. Joan Gonzalvo, who has been studying dolphins in the wild for more than 15 … More…

Operation Henkaku exposes Japan’s dolphin slave trade

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(Dolphin Slave Trade) Brutal hunters chase profit as they drive bottlenose dolphin pod into Taiji Cove; dolphins selected for sale in this single hunt could bag over US$7 million. Each year from September through March, hundreds of dolphins are caught in one small cove along Japan’s Pacific coast and either traded as a live commodity (or Dolphin Slave Trade), or slaughtered and sold as meat. Bad weather has hampered the hunt so far this month. There has only been one … More…