post Farewell Mr Anderson

August 15th, 2008

Filed under: Animal Nature,Spirit — newseditor @ 10:54 am


A sad farewell this week to a much loved Copley character, a connoisseur of fine and other foods, a stegosaurus in a jack russell’s body, a good friend and gentleman. Lots of love and safe trip to you, Mr Anderson.


post Horse Rescue Fundraiser

July 23rd, 2008

Filed under: Animal Nature,Kids,Your Stories — newseditor @ 5:08 pm

Local teenager and horse lover Siobhan Nicholls is holding a fundraiser in support of unwanted, abused and neglected horses. All proceeds go to The International Blessed Broodmare Project who work to rescue horses who are abused as a result of the production of the menopause drug Premurin.

To find out how you can chip in and buy a fundraiser ticket, visit Siobhan’s website dedicated to Maynards Well Stables horse rescue charity fundraising, or email Siobhan. 200 tickets are on sale at $5 each. The prizes can be viewed on the website and the fundraiser date has been extended to September 30th.

Well done Siobhan!


Photo of rescued pony, Violet, taken by S. Nicholls 2007

post Garden Guest

July 15th, 2008

Filed under: Animal Nature,Greening Copley — newseditor @ 10:49 pm


post Peaceful Coexistence: Part Two

July 12th, 2008

Filed under: Animal Nature — newseditor @ 9:16 pm

Last time it was small lamb, big dog, this time big lamb, small dog. 🙂


post Peaceful Coexistence

June 11th, 2008

Filed under: Animal Nature,Your Stories — newseditor @ 4:51 pm


This is Lily, the lamb who was rescued from the Copley commons. She spent her first few weeks at the Space Station being (s)mothered by our puppy Genie and now she’s looking pretty happy with her new friend Spud at Maynard’s Well. It’s good to have a best friend. This photo comes from Morgaine.

ps This is a picture of Lily before she found her new best friend!


post Free Animal Desexing

May 2nd, 2008

Filed under: Animal Nature,Health — newseditor @ 9:30 am


OACDT and Dr John Charles are offering vetinary consultations at Copley Hall on Monday May 12th. This includes free cat and dog desexing and general health checks.

Pass the word around and don’t miss out on this rare offer!

Make an appointment from Monday 5th on 08 8648 5970

post Mulesing Controversy in the Spotlight

April 15th, 2008

Filed under: Animal Nature,Your Stories — newseditor @ 5:25 pm

This article was submitted by Di.

Aussie wool? Hugo Boss doesn’t want it
April 15, 2008 – 2:13PM

US animal rights activists are claiming another victory over the Australian wool industry after one of the world’s largest fashion houses, Hugo Boss, announced it will phase out the use of wool from farms where sheep are mulesed.


post Humane Alternatives to 1080, by Nigel

April 10th, 2008

Filed under: Animal Nature,Your Stories — newseditor @ 2:35 pm


I have been reviewing the substance, the history, the use, the effects, efficacy, and NGO and government policy, guidelines and literature with respect the current sanctioned use of 1080 poison in widespread applications in National Parks, Forestry, Food and Animal agriculture most generally described as ‘pest control’ or ‘vermin’ or ‘feral’ animal control agent.

I have raised questions with the RSPCA in respect of their policy, advocacy and campaigns in regard what is widely accepted as a horribly cruel and inhumane practice. I have been appreciative of their feedback though not endorsing of their policy they have put forward positive research to demonstrate both the cruelty and the ineffectiveness of current strategies, as have representatives from Animals Australia (see the House of Reps, standing committee on agriculture, fisheries and forestry, Impact on agriculture of pest animals. 16 March 2005.)

The above transcripts and the Sodium Fluoroacetate/Final Review Report and Regulatory Decision, Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority – Jan 2008, I regard as evidence of the problem we face today and the futility of current funding which is having devastating effects on the quality of life of native and domestic animals. And here in is the fundamental importance of the statements by the RSPCA irrespective of their lack of policies to activate and change public awareness, which is required urgently to have these products banned.

The RSPCA say there are no quick panaceas and this is a complicated issue but is it really or need it be so? Here is a quick list of problems and solutions arising from a brief study of the history: (more…)

post Dog baits

March 25th, 2008

Filed under: Animal Nature,Health — newseditor @ 8:07 pm

Leigh Creek Station have recently laid dog baits. Dog lovers please be careful around the perimeters of the commons!


post Meet the new residents…

February 29th, 2008

Filed under: Animal Nature — newseditor @ 12:13 pm


Welcome to the beautiful donkeys!

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