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Catalonia Bullfighting Ban Takes Effect

  • September 26th, 2011
  • Posted by EUEditor

bull-fight-all-creatures1.jpegSunday 25.9.11 saw the last bullfight in a major region of Spain, by act of parliament – some more appeals still to come. … Read More »

Law Tightens On Animal Experiments

  • September 10th, 2010
  • Posted by EUEditor

cat-and-litter.jpgA new law passed by the European Parliament this week (8.9.10) is to reduce the use of animals in scientific experiments. … Read More »

Faroes Whale Kill – Danes Put To Test

  • April 8th, 2010
  • Posted by 7thmin

dolphins-faroe.jpegOPINION: A global campaign against the trapping and slaughter of pilot whales on the Faroe Islands has picked up speed once again — with thousands of pictures circulating on line, and petitions to the Danish authorities to stop it. … Read More »

Goodbye To Sam

  • August 8th, 2009
  • Posted by EUEditor

koala-love-high-res2.jpgSam the koala lovingly saved by David Tree during the Victorian bushfires early this year, has had to be put down due to illness. After recovering from her burns at a wildlife shelter the four year-old female koala developed an inoperable health condition linked to chlamydia. The Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd, said the image of deliverance had been symbolic of the way Australians showed they would cope. Reference: EUAustralia, EU bushfires message (17.2.09); Worst bushfires in world history (17.2.09), also 11.2.09, 1.3.09, 5.3.09. Picture: AAP

Chooks Out Of The Box

  • January 4th, 2009
  • Posted by EUEditor

battery-hens-aactorg.jpgGermany has anticipated a European law due to come into effect in two years’ time, and banned the practice of keeping battery hens in constricting, individual cages. … Read More »

Aussies In Strife

  • March 25th, 2008
  • Posted by 7thmin

mokbel-r-n-d-net.jpgThe Melbourne underworld figure accused of drug trafficking and murder, Tony Mokbel, enjoyed the dubious title of highest-profile Australian in trouble in the EU this month.

His court battles in Athens against extradition appeared to be over; his ticket home in handcuffs virtually assured.

The Australian wool industry rated a poor second in the trouble stakes, under attack once again over the practice of mulesing sheep. … Read More »

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