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Humane Society International

Humane Society International (HSI) works around the globe to promote the human-animal bond and confront cruelty in all its forms. Learn more about our work.

Why you can't keep native mammals as pets

The best place for native animals is in the bush where they can live in their natural environment. Native mammals have special needs and do not thrive in confined domestic environments. Native mammals need to be housed and looked after in particular ways to ensure their wellbeing. NSW Dept. of Planning, Industry & Environment.

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Australian wildlife - born to be wild. Many people are unaware of how cruel it is to keep native animals as pets

New report shines light on who commits animal cruelty and how they are punished

The Victorian Sentencing Advisory Council's new report reveals that most cases of animal cruelty handled by the law are in fact animal neglect.

Wild For Life | WIRES

Sign WIRES petition to help keep wildlife in the wild, native animals should not be pets, they should be wild for life

Dr. Jane Goodall - Rewind the Future

What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make. Think Inc. and the Jane Goodall Institute Australia are proud to bring to you, Jane Goodall: Rewind The Future in May 2019.


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Steven Wise: Chimps have feelings and thoughts. They should also have rights

Chimpanzees are people too, you know. Ok, not exactly. But lawyer Steven Wise has spent the last 30 years working to change these animals' status from things to persons. It's not a matter of legal semantics; as he describes in this fascinating talk, recognizing that animals like chimps have extraordinary cognitive capabilities and rethinking the way we treat them -- legally -- is no less than a moral duty.

It is currently legal to eat a dog or cat in the USA. Yes, you read that correctly. It is not a joke or a quirk of the law.

Although reported cases are extremely rare.. The position against such conduct needs to be made clear in order for the USA to lead by example and place pressure on countries where such occurrences are commonplace, or even run as commercial enterprises. The US Congress wants to change this...

C.A.T.S. - Legislative control of cats

People who through the kindness of their heart feed stray cats can't get them registered if there are more than 2. Here lies a major problem with this approach: if the cats aren't registered, they won't be taken to the vet to be desexed. So, these cats will continue to breed.

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