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Dr Matt Landos, East Ballina There is the real news and then there is the fake news. The radio news announced...

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Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 24 February, 2021

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 24 February, 2021

Will Ballina Council live up to its promise?

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Stories about "People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)":

A meaty point

Mimi Bekhechi, PETA Australia.  Researchers in the UK and US have put forward a plan that could prevent millions of deaths globally each year and...

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...

The bloodbath of horse racing

Desmond Bellamy, special projects coordinator, PETA Australia, Byron Bay. The racing industry is calling it 'the weekend to forget', but it’s important that horse racing's ever-growing bloodbath be remembered.

Barnaby, get out of chickens’ faces

Desmond Bellamy, Special Projects Coordinator, PETA Australia. Poor Barnaby Joyce. He wants people to ‘just get out of my face’. Yet as Agriculture Minister, he presides...

Meet the meat of the future

Ashley Fruno, Associate Director, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) Australia. The loss of jobs in Ipswich, and in slaughterhouses and meat processing...

Should Byron shire council stop the steak?

Highlighting the significant reduction of green house gas emissions that the choice to go vegan can have, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) have urged the Byron shire council ‘to take a bite out of climate change by serving only vegan food at official meetings, functions and other events.’

Milking it for what it’s worth

Des Bellamy, PETA Australia. We all know the dairy industry is in deep crisis as prices plummet, but now we are witnessing signs of terminal panic, with the demand from the industry to ban the word 'milk' from soy milk, almond milk, rice milk, oat milk and any other milk which does not fill their shrinking coffers.

Cruelty to animals link with homicide is clear

Claire Fryer, 
campaigns coordinator, 
PETA Australia. People of the Goulburn region and throughout NSW are rightly dismayed at the light sentence handed out in the case of the real estate agent who allowed hundreds of sheep to die in agony on his farm.

Good news: meat prices to soar

Ashley Fruno, associate director, PETA Australia.  Good news! The price of red meat will soar over the next two years, according to Meat and Livestock...

Time to kill off live animal exports

Ashley Fruno, associate director of campaigns, PETA Australia. The announcement by Elders of an immediate shutdown of their long-haul live export business is one more...

Monkey see

Daniel Brown, Byron Bay Back in my early youth growing up in Mt Eliza Victoria in the ‘90s I’d secretly look up to and admire...

Australia’s bastardry

Gareth W R Smith, Byron Bay Australia has a long string of racist and anti-humanitarian policies. These range from its treatment of Aboriginal people, complicity...

Mt Warning ban

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

‘The Great Reset’

Gary Opit, Wooyung I appreciated the letter by Lucas Wright (17 February) on the Great Reset conspiracy fantasy. With our privileged, western, simplistic understanding of...