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Fri, 21 Jul 2017 07:19:02 +1000
Animals, Human Interest, Law, Crime and Justice, Animal Welfare, Community and Society

Remember the outrage over the shooting of Cecil the lion? Now a lion fathered by Cecil has also been shot dead by a trophy hunter, conservationists in Zimbabwe say.

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 06:59:15 +1000 | James Thomas
Animals, Human Interest, Animal Welfare, Law, Crime and Justice

Balinese government agencies call for an end to the dog-meat trade in Bali, according to Animals Australia, which sponsored a summit last week to discuss the killing of dogs for human consumption in the popular tourist destination.

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 14:27:21 +1000 | Leonie Mellor
Animals, Human Interest, Animal Welfare, Law, Crime and Justice

More than 30 protected wild animals including rare frogs and snakes worth more than $160,000 are found in the car of two men in outback Queensland.

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 09:10:35 +1000 | Nicole Asher
Animal Welfare, Animals, Human Interest, Fishing, Aquaculture

Hundreds of barramundi are culled in the recently closed Hazelwood power station's cooling ponds, east of Melbourne, after a drop in the water temperature killed off some of their food sources.

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 16:57:23 +1000
Animal Welfare, Law, Crime and Justice, Government and Politics, Local Government

Police confirm they are investigating a complaint against ACT Greens leader Shane Rattenbury, after the local greyhound industry referred him to authorities, claiming he failed to disclose allegations of misconduct within the industry.

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 13:31:09 +1000
Animal Welfare, Law, Crime and Justice, Courts and Trials
A South Australian man who killed his neighbour's cat with a bow and arrow has been given a suspended jail sentence for what a magistrate described as a "barbaric" act of cruelty.
Fri, 14 Jul 2017 11:29:33 +1000
Rural, Agribusiness, Animal Welfare, Horse Racing
Fri, 14 Jul 2017 06:19:36 +1000 | Jordan Hayne
Human Interest, Animal Welfare, Law, Crime and Justice

The head of the RSPCA in Canberra says she has been subjected to threats, harassment, and vexatious court action in the three years since she took up her post with the animal welfare group.

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 08:32:51 +1000 | Rhiannon Shine
Animals, Animal Welfare, Human Interest, Law, Crime and Justice

The illegal and "heartless" shooting of another eagle in Tasmania sparks outrage from wildlife experts and the wider community.