Butch laying on comfy couch

PANEL INTERVENES TO SAVE BUTCH

On 13 April 2016 the Panel was contacted regarding Butch, a 5 year old male Staffordshire Bull Terrier held at Hawkesbury Pound who was due to be put down that day. He had failed a temperament assessment test conducted at the Pound. The assessor found him to be friendly with people but highly dog reactive.…

Black cat with green eyes watching the camera

PETS VANISH FROM WAGGA WAGGA CITY POUND

Wagga Wagga City Council is under fire amidst claims that a large number of animals in its care have simply disappeared without a trace. An ongoing Fairfax Media investigation has revealed that 44 dogs and 37 cats have vanished from Wagga Wagga City Council’s animal shelter records in the last three years. Their disappearance coincided…

Milo was released after 2 years and 7 months incarceration.

INQUIRY URGES REPEAL OF KEY BSL PROVISIONS

  The Victorian parliamentary committee of inquiry investigating the regulatory framework for restricted breed dogs today published its report and recommendations, the key underlying conclusion of which is that Victoria’s BSL is not working. The Committee has recommended that the government lift the current ban on the registration of pit bulls that have not been…

Banning animal testing for cosmetics

SWITZERLAND COMMITS TO END SALE OF CRUEL COSMETICS

    The Swiss government announced it will ban the sale of cosmetics containing ingredients newly tested on animals. The announcement comes in response to a motion introduced by Green Party parliamentarian Maya Graf and if passed would make Switzerland the 35th country to take legal action to stem the trade in animal-tested consumer products…

Orphan deer rescued by Andrew Foots

PANEL INTERVENES TO SAVE RUDOLPH

  In our posts of 15 and 26 December 2015 we reported that Rudolph, a sick baby deer nursed back to health by teenager Andrew Foots, had been seized by Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources who then obtained a court order to kill Rudolph on the basis that he was a danger…

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…

DIESEL ON WHITE BACKGROUND

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…