• Victory for Minks! MECCA Bans Fur Eyelashes

    Victory for Minks! MECCA Bans Fur Eyelashes
    After hearing from PETA Australia and our supporters about the cruelty of fur eyelashes, beauty giant MECCA has agreed to discontinue mink eyelash products effective immediately!
    The decision comes just days after Sephora – the world’s leading beauty retailer – announced it would be banning the cruelly obtained product as well. 
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    Whether it’s a pair of fa
  • Australia’s Cosmetics Testing Laws are in Force… But What Do They Really Mean For Animals?

    Australia’s Cosmetics Testing Laws are in Force… But What Do They Really Mean For Animals?
    July 1 2020: the day that the Industrial Chemicals Bill – legislation touted as ending cosmetics tests on animals in Australia – came into effect. But what does any of this really mean for animals?Disappointingly the Australian Government has missed a golden opportunity to say no to all cosmetics tests on animals.
    For multi-use substances used in cosmetics as well as other products such as household cleaners, paints and air freshener, companies may still submit n
  • Is the Next Pandemic in Your Closet?

    Is the Next Pandemic in Your Closet?
    Conservation experts have warned that the practices of the exotic-skins industry increase the risk of future epidemics, as the wild animals it uses are typically confined and slaughtered in filthy conditions – just as animals in “wet markets” are – creating a breeding ground for pathogens similar to the novel coronavirus.Many alligators and crocodiles who are raised on farms for their skin are kept crowded together in highly unhygienic conditions, one on top of the other
  • Good News for Minks: Sephora Bans Fur Eyelashes

    Good News for Minks: Sephora Bans Fur Eyelashes
    Following pressure from PETA and our international affiliates and after receiving e-mails from more than 280,000 of our supporters worldwide, Sephora – the world’s leading beauty retailer – confirmed that it has banned fur eyelashes! 
    Whether it’s a pair of false eyelashes or a coat, every item made from minks comes from the cruel fur industry. Minks are solitary animals with a home range of several miles. They are naturally terrified of humans and like to climb and
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  • Giant Billboards in Sydney Urge Shoppers to ‘Wear Vegan’ This Winter

    Giant Billboards in Sydney Urge Shoppers to ‘Wear Vegan’ This Winter
    Have you been looking for a sign that it’s time to stop buying animal-derived materials? Here are three big ones!
    We’ve placed billboards around Sydney – in Epping, Gymea, and Leichhardt – featuring gentle lambs and sheep in a field and the words “We’re Individuals. We’re Not Jumpers. Wear Something Vegan”.The wool trade is on the way out. Consumers don’t want to contribute to an industry that hacks off the backsides of lambs, perpetuates vi
  • Push to Drop Fur and Exotic Skins Heads to LVMH’s Boardroom

    Push to Drop Fur and Exotic Skins Heads to LVMH’s Boardroom
    “Will LVMH continue to risk public health and support extreme cruelty to animals, or will it act like an ethical and sustainable company by banning exotic skins and fur today?”
    That’s the question from PETA US – which bought stock in LVMH in 2017 – that the company will have to address during its annual meeting on 30 June.
    Conservation experts have warned that the practices of the exotic-skins industry increase the risk of future epidemics, as the wild animals it u
  • Animal Rights Activists Collab With Past ‘Nemeses’ on Seaside Sanctuary

    Animal Rights Activists Collab With Past ‘Nemeses’ on Seaside Sanctuary
    Dolphin Marine Conservation Park (DMCP)—a marine park in Australia—is one of the latest facilities to embrace the idea of a seaside sanctuary and make Sea World look stubbornly foolish at the same time.
    DMCP and two animal rights groups are setting aside their differences and joining forces for the benefit of Zippy (32), Bella (15), and Jet (11). These three bottlenose dolphins are currently housed at the Australian marine park, which has seen some harsh effects of COVID-19-related
  • This HUGE Bakery Chain Just Launched a Vegan Pie and Sausage Roll!

    This HUGE Bakery Chain Just Launched a Vegan Pie and Sausage Roll!
    2020 is officially the year of the vegan meat pie.
    Historic Victorian bakehouse Ferguson Plarre has stepped up to the plate with not one but two new vegan options: a meat pie and a sausage roll. Both will be available at all 80 of the chain’s stores starting on 29 June.
    The iconic bakery recognised a growing need for vegan pastries when its own CEO, Steve Plarre, made the switch to plant-based eating last year. Now, after 14 months of baking experiments and product testing, the team membe
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  • This Robotic Dolphin Could Mean the End of Marine Mammal Captivity

    This Robotic Dolphin Could Mean the End of Marine Mammal Captivity
    Torn away from their families and kept in small, prison-like pools, dolphins are harmed by programs that allow humans to swim with them. But what if you could experience swimming with them without the harm? A first-of-its-kind robotic dolphin could make all our dreams—most importantly, those of dolphins—come true.
    Melanie Langlotz of Geo AR Games in Auckland, New Zealand has teamed up with Roger Holzberg and Walt Conti of San Francisco–based Edge Innovations to create a jaw-dr
  • ‘Artemis Fowl’ Star Ferdia Shaw Reveals Why He’s Vegan

    ‘Artemis Fowl’ Star Ferdia Shaw Reveals Why He’s Vegan
    With Artemis Fowl now out on Disney+”,  PETA UK caught up with the film’s star, Ferdia Shaw, for a new video to discuss the lessons he’s learned from his animal companions – and why he wishes everyone were vegan.In the video, the compassionate young actor says there’s no difference between the animals in his family and a pig or a cow in the meat industry:
    “They’re both animals, and they both just need love. [I]t’s disgusting how they’re
  • Huge News! M&S to Drop Alpaca Wool

    Huge News! M&S to Drop Alpaca Wool
    After viewing PETA’s exposé revealing that crying alpacas are roughly sheared and left cut up and bleeding from deep wounds, high street icon Marks & Spencer has confirmed it will “eliminate alpaca [wool] from all future product developments”, including jumpers, beanies, and cardigans.
    Marks & Spencer – which has more than 1,400 stores across 57 countries – said the investigation highlighted “concerns around the welfare of animals that are farm
  • PETA Offers ScoMo New “I Stopped These” Boat Trophy

    PETA Offers ScoMo New “I Stopped These” Boat Trophy
    Following Ban Live Export Awareness Day, PETA has sent an offer to Prime Minister Scott Morrison: a new trophy in the shape of a boat for his desk if he finally stops the live animal export trade.
    Of course, PM Morrison infamously already has a boat trophy on his desk which “celebrates” his work to stop migrant boats during his tenure as Immigration Minister. The trophy is engraved with the words “I stopped these”.
    However boat ‘turn backs’ have since been co
  • Breaking Investigation: Queen’s Pigeons Perish in South African Million Dollar ‘Slaughter Race’

    Breaking Investigation: Queen’s Pigeons Perish in South African Million Dollar ‘Slaughter Race’
    The post Breaking Investigation: Queen’s Pigeons Perish in South African Million Dollar ‘Slaughter Race’ appeared first on PETA Australia.
  • Protesters in Hazmat Suits Blame Meat Industry for COVID-19

    Protesters in Hazmat Suits Blame Meat Industry for COVID-19
    As COVID-19 restrictions ease around Australia, PETA members dressed in biohazard suits to protest in Sydney’s Pitt Street Mall, urging people to ditch meat in order to help avoid future pandemics.
    Activists held signs reading, “Meat Kills” and “Prevent Pandemics: Go Vegan,” while TV screens behind them showed footage of local factory farms and abattoirs.
    As our lives return to (somewhat) normal as cases of COVID-19 in Australia decline, it would be all too easy to
  • Great News for Alpacas! Smith & Caughey’s Bans Alpaca Wool Following PETA Exposé

    Great News for Alpacas! Smith & Caughey’s Bans Alpaca Wool Following PETA Exposé
    After seeing how alpacas are abused for their wool, New Zealand department store Smith & Caughey’s has made the compassionate decision to remove all alpaca wool from its online store and ban it from its stock.
    The compassionate decision came swiftly after PETA got in touch with the store with undercover video footage from the industry, showing that workers hit, kicked, tied down, and mutilated pregnant, crying alpacas, who were so fearful of being pinned down and shorn that they vomit
  • 56,000 Sheep Spared Live-Export Journey to the Middle East

    56,000 Sheep Spared Live-Export Journey to the Middle East
    Thankfully, a live-export ship carrying 56,000 sheep and delayed by a COVID-19 outbreak won’t be heading out to sea,despite calls by the industry to allow for an exemption.
    It’s a victory, in that these sheep will now be spared a gruesome, hellish journey spanning weeks, during which they would have gasped for breath and waded through their own melting waste on multi-tiered ships. However, the good news is undercut by word that they will now apparently be slaughtered in Western Aust
  • Brian Cox ‘Interviews’ Rescued Cat

    Brian Cox ‘Interviews’ Rescued Cat
    In a brand-new video for PETA UK, Succession star Brian Cox sits down for an “interview” with an adorable cat from the Mayhew animal shelter, named Patches, who has since been adopted into a loving home:In the video, Patches shares with Brian that she’s spayed (“That’s rather personal, but yes”) and wearing her own fur (“I don’t really have much of a choice”) – and he’s quick to assure her that he’s a huge proponent of adop
  • Huge News! Pharma Giant GlaxoSmithKline Says NO to Forced Swim Test

    Huge News! Pharma Giant GlaxoSmithKline Says NO to Forced Swim Test
    Fantastic news! After hearing from PETA affiliates, multinational pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) confirmed that it has permanently ended the use of the forced swim test on mice and other animals.PETA UK provided the company with evidence about the forced swim test, and now, we can congratulate the pharmaceutical giant on this compassionate move!
    GSK is one of the world’s top 10 pharmaceutical companies in terms of revenue. After talks with PETA affiliates, it became the 14th
  • Peruvian Alpaca Wool Exposed: Crying, Vomiting Alpacas Tied Down, Cut Up for Wool

    Peruvian Alpaca Wool Exposed: Crying, Vomiting Alpacas Tied Down, Cut Up for Wool
    The post Peruvian Alpaca Wool Exposed: Crying, Vomiting Alpacas Tied Down, Cut Up for Wool appeared first on PETA Australia.
  • ‘Kangaroo: A Love-Hate Story’ Released Online!

    ‘Kangaroo: A Love-Hate Story’ Released Online!
    Kangaroos are synonymous with Australia – so people are understandably shocked when they learn that Australians kill kangaroos. The excuses given for this horrific practice are numerous: there are too many of them, they’re “pests”, they cause soil erosion, and so on. But is any of this rhetoric true?
    That’s what the documentary Kangaroo: A Love-Hate Story aims to find out. Now, this must-see film is available to stream online.The Cruel Reality of Kangaroo Hunting
    A
  • WA Premier Urged to Consider Live-Export Ban As Ship Brings COVID-19 Outbreak

    WA Premier Urged to Consider Live-Export Ban As Ship Brings COVID-19 Outbreak
    After six crew members aboard the Al Kuwait – a live-export vessel docked at Fremantle – tested positive for COVID-19, PETA has written to Western Australia Premier Mark McGowan urging him to push for a live-export ban.
    The Al Kuwait arrived in Fremantle from the United Arab Emirates on Friday, 22 May, despite pre-arrival reports that crew members had elevated temperatures.
    While the rest of Australia went into lockdown to ensure the public’s safety, live-export companies have
  • PETA Int’l Science Consortium–Funded Study: No Need to Bleed Horses to Treat Diphtheria

    PETA Int’l Science Consortium–Funded Study: No Need to Bleed Horses to Treat Diphtheria
    A project taking the first steps towards ending the use of horses to treat diphtheria has succeeded.Funded by the PETA International Science Consortium Ltd. (the Science Consortium) and carried out at the Institute of Biochemistry, Biotechnology, and Bioinformatics at the Technische Universität Braunschweig in Germany, the project created fully human-derived antibodies capable of blocking the poisonous toxin that causes diphtheria. The results of the research were recently publis
  • Cedar Meats: Please Produce Vegan Meat

    Cedar Meats: Please Produce Vegan Meat
    After almost 100 people connected to a West Melbourne abattoir operated by Cedar Meats tested positive for COVID-19, PETA wrote to the company to suggest that it choose a new direction: stop killing animals and switch to producing vegan meats instead.COVID-19 is a zoonotic disease caused by a novel coronavirus that originated in a meat market. But long before this disease emerged, potentially lethal viruses were already crossing the species barrier to humans from other animals. H1N1 (swine flu)
  • Cedar COVID-19 Cluster: PETA Proposes Switch to Vegan Meat

    Cedar COVID-19 Cluster: PETA Proposes Switch to Vegan Meat
    After almost 100 people connected to a West Melbourne abattoir operated by Cedar Meats tested positive for COVID-19, PETA has written to the company and suggested that it choose a new direction: stop killing animals and switch to producing vegan meats instead.COVID-19 is a zoonotic disease caused by a virus that originated in a meat market. But long before this novel coronavirus emerged, potentially lethal viruses were already crossing the species barrier to humans from other animals.H1N1 (swin
  • Disappointing and Dangerous: Victoria Gives Duck Hunting the Green Light

    Disappointing and Dangerous: Victoria Gives Duck Hunting the Green Light
    Victoria’s new “outdoor gathering” rules will allow hunters in groups of 10 or fewer to shoot ducks. This news is disappointing and dangerous.
    Jo-Anne McArthur
    The decision means that vulnerable waterbirds – already threatened by persistent drought and bushfires – will be chased and shot out of the sky.
    For each bird killed, another is wounded and will die slowly in terror and agony. When mother birds are shot, ducklings – who are dependent on them for the fi
  • Disappointing and Dangerous: Victoria Gives Duck Hunting Go Ahead

    Disappointing and Dangerous: Victoria Gives Duck Hunting Go Ahead
    Victoria’s new ‘outdoor gathering’ rules will see duck shooting once again permitted for hunters in groups of 10 or less. This news is disappointing and dangerous.
    Jo-Anne McArthur
    The decision means that vulnerable waterbirds – already handicapped by persistent drought and bushfires – will be chased and shot out of the sky.
    For each bird killed, another is wounded and will die slowly in terror and agony. Ducklings, who are dependent on their mother for their first
  • Story Time at Edgar’s Mission! Rescued Cow and her Calf Listen to Book About Them

    Story Time at Edgar’s Mission! Rescued Cow and her Calf Listen to Book About Them
    In an uplifting video that proves that others are mothers, too, Victorian farmed-animal sanctuary Edgar’s Mission founder Pam Ahern reads to rescued mother cow Clarabelle and her calf, Valentine. The cute plot twist? It’s a true story about the cows themselves.
    Taken from AnimalKind: Remarkable Discoveries About Animals and Revolutionary New Ways to Show Them Compassion by PETA president Ingrid Newkirk and bestselling author Gene Stone, the passage read by Ahern tells the tale of ho
  • Polly Waffle: Make a Vegan Comeback!

    Polly Waffle: Make a Vegan Comeback!
    On the heels of the news that Polly Waffle chocolates are set to return to Australian supermarket shelves, PETA has proposed a way to modernise the nostalgic treat: make it vegan.
    In a letter to Polly Waffle maker Robern Menz, we point out that demand for vegan foods is growing at an astounding rate and the industry is expected to be worth more than US$24 billion by 2025.
    Already this year, we’ve seen iconic Aussie brands such as Drumstick ice creams, MILO malt drink, and Four’N Twe
  • Melbourne’s Meat Industry COVID-19 Cluster Shows How Dangerous Abattoirs Are

    Melbourne’s Meat Industry COVID-19 Cluster Shows How Dangerous Abattoirs Are
    A Melbourne abattoir run by Cedar Meats is the centre of one of Australia’s largest COVID-19 outbreaks – so far, 49 people connected to the facility have tested positive for the coronavirus.As Victoria’s chief health officer, Brett Sutton, noted, “[m]eatworks are particularly vulnerable” to COVID-19. More than 4,900 workers at meat-processing plants in the US have contracted the virus, of whom 20 have died.
    Why Do COVID-19 Clusters Occur in the Meat Industry?
    In ab
  • Mulberry Confirms Exotic Skins Ban!

    Mulberry Confirms Exotic Skins Ban!
    Following years of urging by PETA UK – and as conservation experts warn that the trade in exotic skins risks fuelling the spread of diseases like COVID-19 – luxury fashion brand Mulberry has confirmed a ban on exotic skins in all its future collections.
    The spring/summer 2020 season marks the brand’s first-ever departure from using the skins of alligators, crocodiles, ostriches, lizards, or snakes in its designs. Mulberry already has a fur-free policy.
    “[W]e have spent a
  • On ‘The Wiggles’, It’s Yummy Vegan Hot Dog Day

    On ‘The Wiggles’, It’s Yummy Vegan Hot Dog Day
    The secret treat at Le James Café on a recent episode of the popular children’s TV show The Wiggles is sure to delight kids and help animals.It’s Yummy Vegan Hot Dog Day! With characters who declare that they’d love to chomp down on a vegan hot dog and even break into songs about them, the TV programme shows kids that they can enjoy sausages on a roll without any cruelty to animals.
    Kids understand that cows, pigs, chickens, and other animals have personalities and can
  • Horror as Animals at German Zoo May Be Fed to Each Other

    Horror as Animals at German Zoo May Be Fed to Each Other
    Germany’s Neumünster Zoo has listed which animals it would slaughter first to feed to others if it can no longer afford to buy them all food – allegedly because COVID-19 has halted its ticket sales.
    While the thought of animals being killed in zoos may be shocking to the general public, this practice is routine, not just a response to the global pandemic.Tamara Kenneally
    Healthy Animals Killed in Zoos
    Visitors are often duped into believing that zoos serve some conservation pur
  • Don’t Be Fooled by Canada Goose’s New Fur Policy

    Don’t Be Fooled by Canada Goose’s New Fur Policy
    We smell a stunt. Canada Goose has announced that, starting in 2022, it will no longer buy “new” fur from coyotes caught in crushing leg-hold traps. This is a thinly veiled attempt to “humane wash” its image—switching from fur taken from coyotes whom trappers have recently caught in steel traps to fur that may already be on the market or in the supply chain. What about all the coyotes who will struggle in traps for hours or even days before they are violently kille
  • Shocking Ruling in NSW Dog Stabbing Case

    Shocking Ruling in NSW Dog Stabbing Case
    The Supreme Court of New South Wales has ruled that a man who stabbed a dog several times with a pitchfork, strung him up in a tree – still impaled by the pitchfork – and later beat him to death with a mallet wasn’t breaking the law.
    The chief inspector of the New South Wales RSPCA called the act “shocking and inexcusable”, and a witness reportedly saw the man “laughing and joking” during the incident.The perpetrator of the vicious attack, Daniel Bright
  • Alicia Silverstone and Son Recreate Iconic Paul and Linda McCartney Veg Campaign

    Alicia Silverstone and Son Recreate Iconic Paul and Linda McCartney Veg Campaign
    As people around the world focus on their health during the coronavirus pandemic, Alicia Silverstone and her son, Bear, have used their time at home to recreate the iconic PETA US photo of Paul and Linda McCartney for a new ad that declares, “GO Vegan. STOP Eating Animals.”:
    LEFT: © MPL | RIGHT: © Brian Bowen Smith
    The campaign urges everyone to boost their immune system and help prevent the spread of deadly animal-borne diseases that originate in meat markets by cutting m
  • The Running of the Bulls Is Cancelled – Help PETA End It Forever

    The Running of the Bulls Is Cancelled – Help PETA End It Forever
    Following the news that this year’s San Fermín festival – and the infamous Running of the Bulls event – has been cancelled because of COVID-19, PETA UK fired off a letter to the mayor of Pamplona, Spain, offering the city a quarter of a million euros if it permanently ends the cruel bull runs and subsequent bullfights.
    In her letter to the mayor, PETA founder Ingrid Newkirk calls for an animal-friendly version of the festival:
     “We hope you’ll acce
  • World Day for Animals in Labs: Small Protesters Hit the Streets for a Big Problem

    World Day for Animals in Labs: Small Protesters Hit the Streets for a Big Problem
    Social distancing and COVID-19 mean that we’re unlikely to see marches or other physical demonstrations anywhere to mark World Day for Animals in Laboratories, but that won’t stop us from speaking up for animals.
    With the world in the grip of a pandemic, scientists are working hard to develop much-needed treatments and a vaccine for COVID-19. In this time of great uncertainty and confusion, there’s one thing we do know for sure: experimenting on animals is not only unethical b
  • Will NZ Burger King Receivers Relaunch Vegan?

    Will NZ Burger King Receivers Relaunch Vegan?
    Following news that the parent company of Burger King New Zealand has been placed into receivership, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has written to the receiver, KordaMentha, urging it to reopen the franchise as a fully vegan chain.
    In a letter to KordaMentha, we pointed out that a global shift towards vegan eating would go a long way towards addressing three major challenges the world currently faces – the climate crisis, zoonotic diseases, and animal cruelty.For years
  • Does Australian Milk Contain Cow Poo?

    Does Australian Milk Contain Cow Poo?
    Fact: cows exploited for dairy actually produce greater volumes of waste than of milk.
    Each cow produces an estimated 70 litres of effluent each day, and about 7 litres of that comes out during milking. So it’s hardly surprising that some faeces end up in the milk itself.In 2016, some Coles home-brand milk products were recalled as a result of “microbial contamination”. Specifically, they’d been contaminated by coliforms, which are bacteria found in animals’ colons
  • Australia’s Own Wildlife Trade Is Another Pandemic Waiting to Happen

    Australia’s Own Wildlife Trade Is Another Pandemic Waiting to Happen
    Australians are outraged by the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, and some people are looking to blame China for its consumption of wild animals. While it’s true that the novel coronavirus originated in a wet market in China, that country is not unique in its consumption of wildlife.
    Australia Eats and Exports Kangaroo Flesh
    Kangaroos are one of Australia’s most iconic species. However, every year, between 1.5 million and 5 million gentle, family-oriented kangaroos are killed for the
  • UGG, Burberry and Ralph Lauren Have a New Shareholder…

    UGG, Burberry and Ralph Lauren Have a New Shareholder…
    PETA US has taken advantage of the COVID-19 market slump to purchase stocks in nearly two dozen companies— including Deckers Outdoor Corporation (the parent company of UGG), Burberry, Ralph Lauren, Urban Outfitters, Guess, and Capri Holdings (the parent company of Michael Kors and Versace) – in order to push the brands to ban wool, mohair, and cashmere.
    Today’s kind consumers want to support companies that share their values – those that sell chic and comfortable vegan s
  • Ways COVID-19 Researchers Are Avoiding Archaic Tests on Animals

    Ways COVID-19 Researchers Are Avoiding Archaic Tests on Animals
    With the world in the grip of a pandemic, scientists are working hard to develop much-needed treatments and vaccines for COVID-19.
    In this time of great uncertainty and confusion, there’s one thing we do know for sure: experimenting on animals is not only unethical but also unjustifiable from a scientific perspective.
    The US National Institutes of Health (NIH) reports that 95 out of every 100 drugs that pass animal tests fail in humans, because they are either unsafe or ineffective. Mice
  • Breakthrough! New 3-D Lung Model To Save Animals Suffering in Labs

    Breakthrough! New 3-D Lung Model To Save Animals Suffering in Labs
    In an impressive scientific breakthrough, funding from the PETA International Science Consortium Ltd. has helped lead to the creation of a first-of-its-kind human cell–based 3-dimensional lung model that will be used to study the effects of chemicals and other substances on the deepest part of human lungs.
    As many animals are commonly used and killed in inhalation tests, this exciting development has the potential to save tens of thousands of lives. And because humans’ physiology is
  • Australia Tests Possible COVID-19 Vaccine on Ferrets While US Moves Straight to Human Trials

    Australia Tests Possible COVID-19 Vaccine on Ferrets While US Moves Straight to Human Trials
    While scientists at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the US are moving COVID-19 vaccine tests to human trials without a lengthy animal-testing phase, Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) has decided to take a step backwards and test on ferrets.
    According to the BBC, CSIRO scientists have inserted vaccine samples into the ferrets at the Australian Animal Health Laboratory in Victoria. They’ve chosen the small, furry mammals becaus
  • No, Camels’ Milk Isn’t Vegan

    No, Camels’ Milk Isn’t Vegan
    The animal agriculture industry’s efforts to undermine the compassionate choices people are making have reached a new level of absurdity. A supporter recently alerted us to a snippet from a camel industry consultant’s website implying that camels’ milk is suitable for vegans. The tortuous logic is that if you buy camels’ milk, fewer camels will be living in nature to be shot and killed by hunters or in government culls.
    Of course, that argument doesn’t stand up to
  • Why Are Horse and Greyhound Races Still Going Ahead During the COVID-19 Lockdown?

    Why Are Horse and Greyhound Races Still Going Ahead During the COVID-19 Lockdown?
    Sporting events, festivals, and weddings in Australia have been cancelled because of the COVID-19 crisis, as the government cracks down on “non-essential” gatherings of more than two people in an attempt to slow the transmission of the virus.
    But as the rest of the world reorganises work and social schedules so that people can stay at home and flatten the curve, the horse and greyhound racing industries have decided they will continue to hold events.
    So far only the Tasmanian state
  • Good News for Sheep! Middle East Live Export to Shut Down for 15 Weeks

    Good News for Sheep! Middle East Live Export to Shut Down for 15 Weeks
    For the second year in a row, live sheep exports will be banned to and through the Middle East from 1 June to 14 September.
    Additional prohibited periods have been established for Qatar (22 May to 22 September) and Oman (8 May to 14 September). In addition, changes to conditions have been ordered, including the use of mandatory automated environmental data loggers that record the temperature and humidity and new shearing requirements regarding sheep who have been bred by the industry to have an
  • A Puzzling Gift for Australia’s PM

    A Puzzling Gift for Australia’s PM
    After Prime Minister Scott Morrison called puzzles “essential”, saying it’s OK to leave home during the COVID-19 crisis in order to buy them, PETA sent a customised jigsaw puzzle to the PM with an important message about piecing together the best way to avoid future pandemics.The 500-piece puzzle, made by Jigsaw Puzzles Australia, depicts a cow, a pig, a chicken, a civet, a bat, and a pangolin holding signs with the names of the zoonotic diseases they’ve transmitted
  • Flying Banner Urges Voters ‘Now Go Home and Go Vegan!’

    Flying Banner Urges Voters ‘Now Go Home and Go Vegan!’
    As Queenslanders headed out of their homes to vote amid the COVID-19 crisis, PETA flew a banner from a plane above Gold Coast polling booths, reading, “Now Go Home and Go Vegan!”
    It’s hardly the fault of voters that they needed to leave the house to participate in compulsory elections, but our banner is a timely reminder to residents that in addition to voting for change, we can all take action to prevent future pandemics by going vegan.
    Public-health experts believe the curre
  • Australia’s Wet Markets Also Sell and Slaughter Live Animals

    Australia’s Wet Markets Also Sell and Slaughter Live Animals
    It’s impossible to turn anywhere at the moment without being bombarded with news (including some fake news) about COVID-19. One thing scientists agree on is that the most likely origin of this novel coronavirus was a wet market in Wuhan, China. Most of the coverage is accompanied by horrifying images or descriptions of such markets – live animals writhing in cramped cages and tanks, workers in gumboots sloshing across floors coated with a mixture of blood and water, and dead bodies

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