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.
The man taping himself running over emus was found, not by police, but by social media.
Sadly, animal cruelty thrives in the darker corners of our society. But, with harsher penalties now in force, I’m wondering if the deterrent is steep enough.
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.
As part of The Big Smoke’s Next Gen program, Bailey Mason believes that the Melbourne Cup, the race that stops a nation, should be stopped indefinitely.
The NSW government’s backflip on greyhound racing highlights a policy issue as much as a moral one.
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) believes it’s time we move on from an antiquated tourist activity.
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.
A new raft of legislation is in place to apparently protect our agriculture industry primarily from activists who look to expose animal cruelty.
Sometimes the animals we bring into our lives are not for us. However, there are some who take advantage of the pets we give away to a “good home”.
What does the next generation think of today’s issues? The TBS Next Gen program publishes Australian students, mentored by TBS writers. Today, Bailey looks at ways we can live without milk, to end cruelty toward cows from the Australian dairy industry.
What does the next generation think of today’s issues? In our TBS Next Gen program, we publish content by Australian students mentored by TBS writers. This week, Bailey, 14, wonders why we keep dolphins in captivity.
Ruth Hatten argues that animal rights should trump human interests, as a prelude to The Ethics Centre’s IQ2 debate tonight.
With the monumental (if not late) decision by Ringling Brothers circus to retire performing elephants, Jordan Rivkin wants to see similar progress here.
Now that the Melbourne Cup is beyond us, we’ve found another race, just as polarising and much more ridiculous. Greyhound Racing. With Monkeys.
Jordan Rivkin joins the growing chorus of “Game over” for the greyhound racing industry after the Four Corners expose of endemic brutality and animal cruelty.
Jordan Rivkin says it’s time we weaned ourselves off cow’s milk – sure, the cartoon cows on the carton may look happy, but the reality is dramatically different.
After a horrific end to “The race that stops the nation”, Troy Maguire discusses horse racing and animal cruelty, and more importantly, who should take responsibility when tragedy strikes…
The horse racing industry may want you to believe that all good racehorses end up in lovely horsey retirement villages, but sadly, as Jordan Rivkin reveals, this is just not the case.
After Kye, a US police dog, was given a funeral with a 21-gun salute, Jordan Rivkin want to know why we can heap honours on some animals and be so abusive to others?
Licking his fingers after the non-organic two-piece feed he just downed, Mark Chu urges us to take stock of our reluctance to eat factory-farmed produce.