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Tougher penalties needed for animal cruelty

Video report by JEMMA GOMULARZ Geelong, which has  one of the largest populations of dogs and cats in any Australian town or city,  has also  been deemed the worst for animal abuse in regional Victoria. Statewide, it comes second only to northeast Melbourne. Recent figures released by the RSPCA show Geelong’s animal cruelty rate has risen by … Continue reading Tougher penalties needed for animal cruelty

Born to die: the short, sharp life of a bobby calf

  Hundreds of thousands of baby calves are slaughtered every year in Australia so that we can drink milk and eat cheese. Farmers don’t like it, but they have no choice. By HOLLY HUMPHREYS A purple bubble blows in and out of the cow’s backside. This 500kg springer (pregnant cow) has been waiting nine months for … Continue reading Born to die: the short, sharp life of a bobby calf