Speak up for Animals

Animals are like us & don't want to suffer, but they can't speak out against violence & cruelty.                          Yes, you can be a voice for animals every day - in your everyday life.

Many things you can do that will make a real difference such as buying cruelty-free at the supermarket, buy alternatives to the cruel dairy & egg  industries, buy products that haven't been tested on animals                                             

Sign Petitions / Start a Petition

Learn where your food comes from

Fundraise for animals

Become aware of what is happening to local/worldwide animals

Join a network

Donate

Speak up for animals

Volunteer with an Animal welfare group

 


Critter Rescue Volunteers actively work on many issues relating to animal welfare both locally & internationally. On this page we regularly post one of the urgent causes that need help. Please read the articles & visit the sites & do what you can to help.

2.4.15

Koala Cull Highlights a Bigger Problem

From International Fund for Animal Welfare "Thursday, March 5, 2015The killing of 698 Cape Otway koalas is unacceptable and could have been avoided by better management, according to IFAW

 “The Cape Otway koalas are just one sad example of how we’re letting down our national icon.” said Isabel McCrea, IFAW’s regional director.  IFAW is calling on the Victorian Government to work with ecologists and expert organisations from around the country to come up with a plan that moves away from last ditch responses and brings this population to a natural equilibrium while affording individual animals the dignity they deserve

From the Australian Koala Foundation ---“AKF will continue to relentlessly pursue both the accountability of the Federal Minister and to ensure that this year a Koala Protection Act is enacted.

Many of you want to write to Minister Hunt  

The Hon Greg Hunt MP - Minister for the Environment

PO Box 6022 House of Representatives

Parliament House

Canberra ACT 2600 Australia

PO Box 274

Hastings, VIC, 3915 

 Email: greg.hunt.MP@aph.gov.au

 What you need to ask for is;

1) The listing of the Koala under the EPBC Act right now, in Victoria and South Australia so there is federal oversight immediately (remember this cull, in whatever form is not legal)

2) His support for a Koala Protection Act which will simplify and allow better protection and dignity for the Koala and it’s habitat into the future. 

 Please make sure your anger is well placed.  The custodian of the Koala is the Australian Government, and they have abrogated their responsibility and allowed immense cruelty to be perpetrated on the Koala for last 200 years.

It truly is time to stop. “


27.8.14

Only 12 days until the 2014-2015 Taiji dolphin drive hunt begins.

SSCS Cove Guardians will be on the ground documenting the daily atrocities for our 5th season of Operation Infinite Patience. Please follow our Live Stream coverage, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram updates. We Will Not Stop Until The Slaughter Ends! Sea Shepherd Cove Guardians Page (official)https://twitter.com/CoveGuardianshttp://instagram.com/sscs_coveguardians

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Wombats buried by logging in Glenbog State Forest in possibly deliberate marsupial massacre

  • by: ANTHONY SHARWOOD
  • From: news.com.au
  • August 15, 2014 4:51PM

Earlier this week, it emerged that a logging operation in the Glenbog State Forest in southern New South Wales may have buried up to 150 bare-nosed wombats. This gross act of wombaticide occurred despite two dedicated locals marking wombat burrows so that loggers could avoid them.

contact Liz Fowler, of the Forestry Corporation of NSW which manages the Glenbog Forrest but does not run the logging operation.

“We have read those allegations,” Ms Fowler responded. “Obviously those are serious allegations and we continue to investigate the suggestion that there was any deliberate action. It’s certainly not something we’re going to take lightly.”

Ray Wynan is a tradie who lives in the small town of Nimmitabel. He and his wife Marie are members of the Wombat Protection Society. They know the Glenbog Forest well, and marked burrows in the area which was to be logged with both high-visibility paint and fluoro marking tape so that loggers could avoid them.

Fat lot of bare-nosed good that did.

Not only did loggers fell the huge trees that uprooted the vegetation around burrows, thereby filling them with choking dirt that would have suffocated and killed the wombats, they even built a logging road right over the top of one burrow which had been GPS marked.

See Wombat Protection Society http://www.nwc.org.au/     Wombats buried Alive at Glenbog State Forest Suffer Avoidable Cruelty

The NWC is disturbed by the apparent lack of oversight of logging contractors leading to unnecessary and preventable deaths of wombats in Glenbog State Forest. The NWC strongly recommends an investigation into the actions of the Forestry Corporation contractors responsible

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Ready, Set, Slaughter: Dolphin Killings to Begin in Infamous Cove

Sunday, September 1 2013 marks the start of Taiji, Japan’s annual dolphin slaughter, made famous by the Oscar-winning documentary ‘The Cove.

The killing season opens Sunday, September 1 in Taiji, heralding a six-month orgy of mass terror, suffering, kidnapping, bloodshed and slaughter inflicted upon hapless pods of whales and dolphins unlucky enough to swim near the coast of Japan’s Kuman-nada Sea.

Herded by boats and terrifying banger poles into an inlet popularized by the Oscar-winning documentary The Cove, the stressed-out animals will be separated: younger, cuter ones will be sold to theme parks to spend a life in “show business.” The rest will be impaled, speared, sliced, and gutted in the crimson-red waters, destined for East-Asian dining tables

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The world's cruellest slaughter of seals takes place every year in Namibia, and is due to start again on July 1st.

Australian-based fur and skins company, Hatem Yavuz, is directly implicated in this annual brutal slaughter. Hatem Yavuz is the last remaining buyer of these dead seal pup skins to make them into fur coats.

Cape Fur Seals are directly related to the protected Fur Seals living on the southeast Australian coast and the Namibian Government has allowed 85,000 of these animals to be killed each year. Most pups are so young that they are still being nursed by their mothers. The terrified pups are rounded up, separated from their mothers and brutally clubbed to death.

The market for Namibian Cape Fur Seal skins has collapsed over recent years due to lack of demand and import bans in the European Union, the United States, Mexico and South Africa because of the cruelty involved in the sealing methods. As of 2008, Australian-based Hatem Yavuz is the only one company left buying seal skins from Namibia.

There is international pressure on Hatem Yavuz to stop funding this cull. Please add your voice and express your outrage to Hatem Yavuz for their culpability in animal cruelty, and call on them to commit to never again buying Namibian Cape Fur Seal skins

See http://www.animalsaustralia.org/take_action/namibian-seal-slaughter/

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21 June 2013                                                                                                                                                                  Duck Massacre

Volunteer rescuers have counted hundreds of protected species among the victims of this year's Victorian duck shooting season.

Spotting a Freckled Duck gliding across the usually peaceful waters of Victoria's wetlands is a rare joy. The beautiful and seldom-seen native waterbird is supposed to be protected by law — but that didn't help those illegally killed in Victoria during this year's shooting season.

Opening weekend heralded a "massacre" of these peaceful animals. The season has recently ended and their final body count has tragically climbed into the hundreds.

Freckled Ducks were not the only helpless victims of this cruel 'sport'. Volunteer rescuers from the Coalition Against Duck Shooting collected hundreds of dead and wounded protected species from local wetlands.

When birds are shot, the shotgun pellets can shatter bones and damage internal organs. An estimated one in four birds who are shot are never retrieved. Instead they are left behind to suffer and even die from their wounds

Take action

Demand an end to the cruelty of duck shooting. http://www.animalsaustralia.org/take_action/duck-shooting/

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Saturday Oct 6, 2012

LIVE EXPORTS

For all Australians opposed to animal cruelty — this is our day to stand up to live export! Inspiring speakers. Family-friendly.

http://www.animalsaustralia.org/live-export-rally

Why should I attend?

If you care about animals and want to see them protected from cruelty, then this event is for you. Despite assurances from the Australian Government that cruelty in the live export trade would be addressed, animals continue to be neglected, brutalised, have their throats cut while fully conscious, and recently, were buried alive. Tragedy after tragedy reveals that animals exported live will always be at risk. And yet, they continue to be sent. This sends the appalling message to the rest of the world that Australia accepts animal cruelty. The animals are depending on us — we must urgently let politicians know that caring Australians will not vote for political parties that support live export. This is your chance to join with others at a family-friendly event to rally for a kinder future for animals

 

What can I do in the lead up to the event?

You can play a key role in helping to promote the rally to your local community — click here to download flyers. In the lead up to the Ban Live Export National Rally we also need your help to show politicians that Australians haven’t forgotten the unforgivable cruelty that exported animals conintue to endure. Click here to take action today.

Where can I find more information?

Stay tuned to AnimalsAustralia.org/live-export-rally for latest updates and announcements, follow Animals Australia on facebook