Parliament will consider a bill that would ban animal testing for Australian cosmetics. Crikey intern Ania Dutka finds out what the current situation is -- and whether things are likely to change.
Dog stand-off takes animal rights debate off the leash in China
A wide-ranging debate about animal rights in China has been ignited after a truck load of dogs "destined for the dinner table" were intercepted by activists, writes William Wan.
Enough porkies: when will the stalling in WA be over?
There's a dirty fight in Western Australia over pigs. And some pollies are telling porkies. Journalist Kayt Davies reports from state parliament on the fight to ban sow stalls.
Skipping the facts on kangaroo harvesting
Fairfax have today provided space for animal rights activist Brian Sherman to spell out some of his objections to the harvesting of Kangaroos. Unfortunately Brian has decided to swamp us with emotive arguments and misinformation rather than addressing the issue honestly, writes Dave Gaukroger.
Is China breeding tigers for their parts?
Eleven tigers died of starvation in China's Shenyang Zoo last year. So why are their carcasses still being preserved? Probably because their bones are worth $250,000 a set, says China expert Gordon Chang. And then there's their fur, eyeballs, whiskers, penises...