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Activist Baillieu horrified as 'sharks circle' Nepean park

Kate Baillieu.

Richard Willingham The heart of Kate Baillieu, long-time campaigner for the protection of Point Nepean National Park, sank when she heard of plans to develop the site and new state government guidelines for projects in...

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Hendra vaccine ready for roll-out

Agriculture Minister Senator Joe Ludwig.

Richard Willingham THE vaccine against the deadly Hendra virus is now available for use on horses nationally.

Exported cattle will lose ears after death

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Richard Willingham THE Egyptian government has reassured alarmed authorities that Australian cattle exported to Egypt will have their ears removed after slaughter, not before as initially reported.

Scheme to lop ears from live cattle in hormone scare sparks export halt calls

Australian cattle

Richard Willingham AUSTRALIAN cattle exported to Egypt could have their ears chopped off before slaughter as part of the country's crackdown on hormone injections in animals, enraging animal activists.

Exporters assure MPs on animal welfare

Animals Australia has called on the government to implore exporters to ensure animals are not sold to non-approved facilities.

Richard Willingham Live animal exporters have written to all federal MPs to reassure them the live exports trade is ethical and economically important, just hours before the screening of a television program on the...

Coles opens the cage doors for its farm animals

Coles

Richard Willingham COLES will stop selling company branded pork, ham and bacon from pigs kept in crammed stalls as well as company branded caged eggs from January, meeting a commitment by the company to phase out the...

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New rules lead sheep to the slaughter at mosque

Sheep

Richard Willingham MORE than 2000 Australian sheep will be ritually slaughtered in Singaporean mosques in the coming weeks, enraging animal rights activists who say the ritual killing inevitably leads to animal cruelty.

2000 sheep face ritual slaughter

More than 2000 Australian sheep will be ritually slaughtered in Singaporean mosques.

Richard Willingham Australian sheep due to be killed in Singaporean mosques, enraging animal-rights activists.

Sheep clubbed, buried alive in cull

Infected sheep are seen at a farm in Bin Qaisim town, some 50 kilometers southwest of Karachi

Richard Willingham AUSTRALIAN sheep have been clubbed, stabbed and buried alive during a crude cull of animals in Pakistan, sparking fresh calls for the trade to be phased out and banned.

Australian sheep clubbed, stabbed, buried alive: Pakistan report

Richard Willingham Australian sheep have been clubbed, stabbed and buried alive during a brutal culling of animals in Pakistan, according to Pakistan media, refreshing calls for the trade to be outlawed.

Tests confirm Australian sheep don't have anthrax, but Pakistani culling continues

sheep

Richard Willingham CLAIMS that Australian sheep are riddled with disease and unfit for human consumption have been slapped down again by independent tests in Pakistan.

Stay of execution granted amid new tests on grim cargo

Infected sheep are seen at a farm in Bin Qaisim town, some 50 kilometers southwest of Karachi

Richard Willingham CONFUSION remains about the fate of more than 20,000 Australian sheep in Pakistani feedlots, with local importers winning an injunction against a government order to cull the flock because they are...

Cruelty claims over sheep sold and killed despite rules

Al Rai livestock market in Kuwait

Richard Willingham LIVESTOCK exporters are being investigated after allegations Australian sheep are being illegally sold and slaughtered inhumanely at a notorious Kuwait market.

Northern neighbour's meat market pricing out Australians exporters

Cattle

Michael Bachelard and Richard Willingham Nobody notices as the first steer is led quietly into the killing box. There is no struggling and no lowing.

Marine park negotiations hit impasse

Tony Burke

Richard Willingham MORE than 400 people and businesses in the marine and fishing industries are refusing to co-operate with the federal government's consultation process over environmental planning and new marine parks.

Livestock exporter sanctions criticised

Cows being milked.

Richard Willingham ANIMAL rights groups and Labor backbenchers have slammed the sanctions issued to livestock exporters who breached animal welfare rules as weak and dismissed claims by the government the new...

Indonesians get a taste for outback life

Indonesian animal husbandry student Safitri age 20.

Richard Willingham DEEP in never-never country on a huge station, learning to handle cattle is the last situation in which you expect to find a 20-year-old Indonesian woman from the densely populated island of Java.

Fresh cruelty claims for Indonesian abattoirs

Australian cows in Gondrong Slaugter House, Indonesia.

Richard Willingham New vision has uncovered cruelty in Indonesian abattoirs, despite strict new rules.

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Fresh cruelty claims for Indonesian abattoirs

Richard Willingham New vision has uncovered cruelty in Indonesian abattoirs, despite strict new rules.

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Minister flies out to shore up new live export rules

Senator Joe Ludwig

Richard Willingham THE Minister for Agriculture, Joe Ludwig, will travel to the Middle East this week to discuss stringent animal welfare standards that come into effect in March.