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Topic archives: animal rights

Crikey Clarifier: will we ban animal testing for cosmetics?

Crikey Clarifier: will we ban animal testing for cosmetics?

March 19, 2014

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.

Review: <em>Blackfish</em> — The dark past of SeaWorld and captive Orcas

Review: Blackfish — The dark past of SeaWorld and captive Orcas

August 1, 2013

Dog stand-off takes animal rights debate off the leash in China

May 30, 2011

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?

April 14, 2011

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

Skipping the facts on kangaroo harvesting

December 15, 2010

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?

Is China breeding tigers for their parts?

March 22, 2010

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...

Peta: Using stupidity and sex to sell a good cause

January 22, 2010

Peta president Ingrid Newkirk defends the controversial organisation's use of sexy woman, sensationalist tactics and "baby steps" approach in the fight for animal rights: it's worth it if it gets results.

A whale of a double standard

A whale of a double standard

November 27, 2009

Australians care passionately about the plight of the whales, but what about tuna, caged chooks and all the other animals suffering in the name of dinner? The Japanese have every right to ignore Australia's moralising, says Tom Ormonde.

Birmingham: Let them eat (and slaughter) lamb

September 29, 2009

The school children of Lydd Primary School in Romney Marsh, England, should be applauded for defending their right to slaughter class pet Marcus the Lamb for meat, says John Birmingham. Now that's an education revolution.

Dutch animal righters one-up PETA

Dutch animal righters one-up PETA

July 1, 2009

PETA may have cornered the market on graphic, disturbing and inventive ploys to stop people from hurting animals but Dutch non-profit Animals Awake has an ad with a stripper being gutted live, like a fish.