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January 21, 2022

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January 21 National Cabinet on Omicron, RATs, vax and treatments

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has issued a media release about yesterday's meeting of the National Cabinet.

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Free KYUP! Project workshops

Empowering our next generation to value and champion their safety and well being through self-worth and self-defence is the mission of the KYUP Project who are running free workshops in the Northern Rivers today and tomorrow.

COVID strategy

Our PM and premier have decided to fall back on the old ‘Dunkirk Strategy’: Retreat, withdraw and claim a...

Northern Rivers Animal Services needs helpers

Ballina-based animal welfare organisation Northern Rivers Animal Services Inc is on the lookout for cat-lovers to help at their cat cottage, and foster carers for both dogs and cats.

Man dead after Lismore stabbing

NSW Police say a man has died, and two others have been injured, following a stabbing in Lismore overnight.


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No supply shortage at Byron Farmers Market!

While supermarket shelves around the country are running bare, there’s no shortage of fresh produce at our local farmers’...

The licence renewal of Emmanuel Exports, the largest exporter of sheep in Australia, is a slap in the face for the large majority of Australians, who want this vile industry banned for good, and a huge betrayal of animals.

The licence was cancelled after an investigation into the death from heat stress of 2,400 sheep on a voyage to the Middle East aboard the Awassi Express in 2017. Footage showed suffering sheep panting for air and water as temperatures soared.

The industry has not improved, with PETA’s Asia investigations this year showing horrific scenes of Australian cattle in Indonesia being inexpertly stunned and staying alive for up to twelve minutes before they choked to death on their own blood.

The live export industry has proven unable to reform, and when animals are crammed onto ships as though they were inanimate commodities to be sold for slaughter, it’s not surprising that they are treated as if their agony does not matter. The corporations behind this cruelty are the meat and leather industries. If you buy meat at an Australian supermarket or purchase leather shoes, you’re putting money in the pockets of the people who send these animals to suffer e overseas. To stop this cruelty just stop buying animal products.

Mimi Bekhechi, PETA

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  1. The Right Honourable Robert Nesta Marley said “he who know it feels it”
    Flesh eaters will never understand until they put down their bloody knives.


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