According to the RSPCA, the rise of social media has emboldened acts of animal cruelty like never before. Short of legislative changes, the people I spoke to are facing a visceral, losing battle.
It’s not just protestors that care about how farmers are treating animals, as a survey of 1,521 people saw 91% desirous change on a policy level.
Well, the 2020 presidential race is upon us. But instead of rating the candidates, we’ve decided to focus on something far more important – their dogs.
In a substantial move, lawmakers in the ACT will now recognise the feelings of animals in future legal rulings.
Last year, the government recorded the conditions that live sheep suffer during export. However, their “official version” has some substantial details missing.
To celebrate Australia Day, the Southern Cross Veterinary clinic supports a beach day for the hounds of the Eastern Suburbs. Here’s how you and your best buddy can get involved!
As part of The Big Smoke’s Next Gen program, Bailey Mason (15) was at the recent protest that questioned Sea World’s dolphin captivity program.
…and other things you didn’t know you needed to know.
Despite making the moral choice, the garden variety vegan is roundly despised by society writ large. This is why.
Over in California, the argument of who gets to keep the pet when a couple splits is now a matter for the courts. Great news, but it’s a bit late for some.
As part of The Big Smoke’s Next Gen program, Bailey Mason analyses the growing vegan meat market and the resistance shown by those who rely on animal-based products.
Saying goodbye to your dog is brutal. However, one study believes that it is much harder than farewelling a relative. Seems legit.
The Sydney rental market is cruel enough, however, it’s the complete resistance to pet ownership that poses a further problem. If we’re all going to be renting in the future, surely this must change.
I have a morning ritual. Get up, look out the window. My cat has the same routine. For reasons unknown to either of us, I started documenting it.
The NSW government’s backflip on greyhound racing highlights a policy issue as much as a moral one.
Well, the other shoe has dropped, as our government has moved against an icon of live exporting.
The government’s crackdown on the live export industry has been pushed back, as animal welfare experts decry the latest decision.
Despite the promises of change, only a complete ban will erase the damage done by live sheep export.
Despite the fanfare, furore and the eventual middle ground settled on, it seems that the greyhound industry has not changed its practices.
Despite what the labelling says, the truth is that there is little difference in the way the egg is produced. For the first time in 15 years, a complete overhaul of the system is on the cards.
What does the next generation think of today’s issues? The Big Smoke’s Next Gen program publishes Australian students mentored by TBS writers. Today, Bailey Mason (15) wonders why animal testing is still so common in modern times.