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February 28, 2021

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Police looking for missing Pottsville woman

Police say they are seeking public assistance to locate a woman missing from Pottsville for almost a week.

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PM’s vaccine

Martin Bail, Federal On 4 February, 2021 ABC News reported, albeit briefly, that the PM will ‘for the record’ be...

Facebook fails

Adrian Gattenhof, Mullumbimby American spoilt brat Zuckerberg may have done adults around the world a great favour with his screamy...

Resilience through biodiversity and awareness

The Byron Shire Resilience and Regeneration Roadshow will be in Brunswick Heads this Saturday, as part of a series of events across the region tackling the question: ‘How do we create more resilient communities in 2021?’

Police confirm Main Arm drug operation

NSW Police have finally confirmed what pretty much every one in Main Arm already knows – they are conducting drug operations in the north of the Shire.

Update: Main Arm raids… The police are in Mullum!

After several reports today from readers that there is a 'massive drug operation' and a 'gun and drug unit from Parramatta!', an intrepid Echonetdaily drudge wandered over to Barry Lomath Oval next to the skate park and netball courts in Mullum.

Call to protect oceans from plastic and pollution

A new sign has been installed at Main Beach, Byron Bay, calling for increased awareness and collective action on the issue of marine debris and pollution. 

Desmond Bellamy, PETA Australia

The sad story of a dog named Trixie should remind us that not everyone on the internet can be trusted.

Trixie lived in Bundaberg with some people who could not look after her, and so they advertised her on Facebook last month as ‘Free to a good home’. She was picked up by someone who immediately blocked Trixie’s previous family online.

A couple of weeks later, Trixie was found by a council animal control team with multiple severe lacerations to her face. It is likely that she was used as a bait dog to train fighting dogs.

Trixie has since received veterinary care and is in a foster home.

If you are thinking of giving away animals online free, please think again. Unscrupulous, greedy people watch for opportunities to find new victims.

Having a companion animal in your home is a long-term, significant commitment. But if you need to rehome them use a shelter, because potential adopters will be screened, home checked and followed up.


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