Woman applying lipstick to her lips

LABOR MOVES TO BAN TESTING OF COSMETICS ON ANIMALS

Labour moving to ban animal testing for cosmetics in Australia – Image courtesy News.com.au.   Labor has announced that it is introducing a private member’s bill into Parliament this week to ban the testing of cosmetics on animals as well as the importation of any cosmetic products tested on animals. There is currently no legislation…

Female performer sitting on elephant trunk at circus

MELBOURNE BANS EXOTIC ANIMALS FROM CIRCUS SHOWS

Elephants are among several exotic animals that will be banned for use in circus shows in Melbourne. Picture: Herald Sun / AFP Emmanuel Dunand.   Melbourne is set to join 45 other councils around Australia in banning exotic circus animals within its borders. Elephants will be one of many exotic animals banned from being used…

A group of sheep looking toward the camera

PANEL CHAIR PUBLICLY CALLS PRIMARY INDUSTRIES DEPARTMENT’S FAILURE TO PROSECUTE A ‘DISGRACE’

Documents recently obtained by the ABC reveal extensive allegations of animal cruelty at Murrayfield Station on Bruny Island, Tasmania. Despite the conclusion of Tasmania’s Primary Industries that there was adequate evidence to prosecute for animal cruelty, it chose instead to issue an infringement notice for $280.00. In an interview with the ABC’s News Sunday program,…

Ozzy and Luna

PANEL INTERVENES TO SAVE OZZY AND LUNA

On 5 June 2015 Ozzy and Luna, two Staffordshire Bull Terriers living in Ceduna, South Australia, escaped from their yard whilst their owner was getting his infant child out of the car. Both dogs ran up to a man in the street and nipped him and then ran away. The man sustained superficial injuries. The…

DOG MEAT TRADE INDONESIA 25 SEPT 2015

DOGS BLOWTORCHED ALIVE IN INDONESIA FOR THE DOG MEAT TRADE

After hearing reports that dogs were being beaten and flame torched alive in Northern Sulawesi, Rupert Imhoff, a research officer at the Bob Irwin Wildlife and Conservation Foundation, flew to northern Sulawesi to see first hand what was happening. What he found and subsequently documented is horrific. Dogs being pulled from cramped cages, clubbed on the…

Iaay with one of her owners

IZZY WINS: TO BE RELEASED TO RSPCA SA

 The External Review Special Committee established by the City of Knox to consider the fate of the dog Izzy has decided, after a hearing in August of her owner’s applications, to release Izzy to RSPCA SA. Such a course was contended in the alternative by Izzy’s owner at the August hearing, where she was represented by…

Diesel finds a home at last

DIESEL FINDS A NEW HOME

  Further to our post of 28 June 2015, at approximately midday on 25 August 2015, Diesel moved into his new home on an 80 acre farm. On the day of his rehoming he was last seen by a City of West Torrens Council officer happily sitting in the passenger seat of an old farm…

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DIESEL NEEDS A NEW HOME

Further to our post of 28 June 2015 the Panel and the City of West Torrens are still working to find Diesel a new home. The City of West Torrens has prepared the flyer below which is now being widely distributed. The City of West Torrens will pay for Diesel’s first year of registration, training…

Iaay with one of her owners

IZZY WINS HIGH COURT APPEAL

  Izzy’s owner this morning won her appeal to the High Court of Australia. The Court found that a fair-minded observer might reasonably apprehend that the Council officer who was the moving force behind bringing the charges in the Magistrates Court against Izzy’s owner  might not have brought an impartial mind to the subsequent decision by…

Izzy wins: pictured here with a child friend.

ALERT : IZZY’S HIGH COURT JUDGMENT

Judgment in Izzy’s High Court appeal will be handed down on Wednesday 10 June at 10:15 am . The result will be published to our FB as soon as it comes to hand. It will be recalled from previous posts that Izzy’s owner was unsuccessful at first instance in the Supreme Court of Victoria on complaints of…

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PANEL FIGHTS AG GAG BILL IN SENATE HEARING

PANEL TAKES ITS AG GAG FIGHT TO SENATE COMMITTEE HEARING Panel founder and representative Graeme McEwen appeared on Friday 15 May 2015 in Canberra at a hearing of the Senate Standing Committee on Rural and Regional Affairs convened to consider Senator Chris Back’s private member’s Bill to introduce an ag gag law in Australia. Here…

ALERT: Izzy’s High Court appeal

Izzy’s appeal to the High Court of Australia is to be heard in Canberra tomorrow, 14 April 2015. It will be recalled from previous posts that Izzy’s owner was unsuccessful at first instance in the Supreme Court of Victoria on complaints of procedural fairness about the City of Knox Panel hearing convened to determine whether Izzy…

The Panel takes its fight on Ag-gag laws to Parliament

Last Friday the Panel dispatched lengthy and detailed letters opposing Senator Chris Back’s Criminal Code Amendment (Animal Protection) Bill 2015 to all Federal Labor MPs and relevant Senate cross-benchers. A copy of the panel’s submission to the Senate Standing Committee on Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport may be found here (submission 240): http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/Senate/Rural_and_Regional_Affairs_and_Transport/Animal_Protection_Bill/Submissions. The…