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Naming Ben Franklin

Cecily McGee, Mullumbimby It’s very misleading for The Echo to give Ben Franklin free media coverage (24 February). There were fourteen...

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Be proud of Ballina, help clean up our beaches

This Sunday, 7 March, Ballina Coastcare is inviting everyone who cares about Ballina's environment to Step Up To Clean Up, and join a special event for Clean Up Australia Day.

Sing Lisa Sing

Jo Faith, Newtown How very distressing is the recent story of beautiful singer Lisa Hunt. She followed protocol, paid the...

Rapey Liberal culture is their undoing

Former Liberal staffer Brittany Higgins’ steel-eyed testimony around rape allegations saw spiders crawl from under rocks and spread in all directions last week. 

Nimbin medicinal cannabis event, March 27

Two experienced medical cannabis doctors and a retired magistrate who is passionate about changing the drug driving rules will take part in the MEDICAN gathering in Nimbin.

Mt Warning ban

Chris Gee, Byron Bay Indigenous readers be advised that the following letter contains references to persons deceased. I read with some...

FB censorship

Dean Jefferys, Mullumbimby I feel concerned about the level of censorship on FB, Instagram, YouTube, MSM, local online groups and elsewhere...

Stories about "animal cruelty":

Bob Stewart imprisoned for killing Bucket

This morning at Byron Bay Courthouse Robert Stewart was sentenced to nine months imprisonment, with a minimal non-parole period of five months, for the bow-shooting attack which led to the death of his neighbour's pet dog Bucket.

AJP calls for horse racing royal commission while pokie profits rise

‘America has a gun problem, Australia has a gambling problem,’ says former Animal Justice Party candidate for Ballina and Northern Rivers based animal rights advocate Cathy Blasonato.

Hurst MP says Berejiklian Government’s decision condones animal cruelty

Animals activists are standing fast in the fight for equal rights for all earthlings and that often means going against main stream by protesting and protecting the voiceless.

Animal cruelty a serious crime

Desmond Bellamy, PETA Australia, Byron Bay. People in Tasmania and throughout Australia are rightly outraged at the light sentence handed out in the case of...

Local man killed dog to ‘protect children’ court told

A local homeless man who killed his dog at Brunswick Heads believed he had no choice because the animal had bitten two children, Byron...

Animal cruelty charges dropped over attack on Nimbin’s Polly the pig

Animal cruelty charges against two men accused of killing 10 chickens and torturing a pig at Nimbin's Djanbung Gardens last December have been dropped.

Man charged with beating dog to death, Brunswick Heads

A man has been charged with animal cruelty after allegedly beating his dog to death at Brunswick Heads.

Private-school boys sheep-tackling outrage

Elite private school King’s hit the headlines for all the wrong reasons when members of its rugby union team were seen crash-tackling sheep in...

Cruelty and exploitation of animals must stop

Gabrielle Smith, Forster. As a concerned member of the global community along with many others, it was a milestone to hear of SeaWorld's recent decision to effectively stop using orcas as circus performers.

Seeing animals not as meals

Desmond Bellamy
, PETA Australia. When I tell people that I just finished my Honours degree with a thesis on cannibalism in the movies, the main response I get is 'what the…?'

A little bit of COVID…

Mandy Nolan has stated in The Echo, ‘For 30 years I’ve fought to give a voice to the voiceless in our community, now I’m...

Democracy

Jo Faith, Newtown Thank you all at The Echo for upholding independent journalism. For readers and activists concerned about the demise of democracy, do take the...

Rape, the law, and naming the man responsible

David Heilpern tackles key questions relating to the allegation of rape by a cabinet minister.

No more MOs for Tweed Shire

In a move that may have surprised some council watchers, it was the conservative councillors who voted in favour of keeping multiple occupancies (MO) in Tweed Shire.