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

Animal abusers: you’re being watched

Ashley Fruno, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) Australia Dear Editor,  Here's a warning to anyone who works in an industry that uses animals:...

Spare a thought for the Christmas turkeys

Jason Baker, director of campaigns, PETA Australia. The worst sin towards our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them: that's the essence of inhumanity. George Bernard Shaw had one of his characters make this observation over a century ago, and it remains true.

Wool industry’s bloody image exposed

Jason Baker, campaign director, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) Australia. The latest video exposé of abuse in the wool industry released by PETA US reveals shearers on a massive Australian farm a few weeks ago hurling sheep in the air, slamming them to the floor, kicking them, stamping on a sheep's face and more.

Outrage over Cecil shooting justified

Jason Baker, director of campaigns, PETA Australia. The outrage that erupted worldwide, including in Australia, after Cecil the lion was shot by Walter Palmer, is indicative of the fact that many people are widening their circles of compassion to include animals.

Zoos are prisons: don’t patronise them

Jason Baker, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) Australia. The birth of a gorilla at Sydney's Taronga Zoo is hardly a cause for celebration.This baby animal has been born into a life of imprisonment as a living display.

Medal storm for locals at pickleball tournament

Thirty Northern Rivers pickleball players won medals in the first ever NSW regional doubles tournament last weekend in Ballina. The local club secured nine gold,...

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The Menu

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