want to help save wildlife after the fires? you can do it in your own backyard

Want to help save wildlife after the fires? You can do it in your...

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Picture: Dean Ingwersen/Birdlife Australia/AAP People living in cities far from the unprecedented bushfires this summer may feel they can do little more to help beyond donating to organisations that support affected wildlife. But this is not necessarily...
8 things we do that really confuse our dogs

8 things we do that really confuse our dogs

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Chi: Picture Rob Greaves Dog behaviour is extraordinarily flexible – this is why we can keep them in our homes and take them to cafes with us at the weekend. Nevertheless, there are ways in which...

Animals suffer for meat production – and abattoir workers do too

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There’s even a form of post-traumatic stress disorder linked to repetitive killing: Perpetration-Induced Traumatic Stress (PITS).  Shutterstock Industrial livestock farms or factory farms account for more than 50% of global pork and poultry meat production and 10%...
conservation scientists are grieving after the bushfires – but we must not give up

Conservation scientists are grieving after the bushfires – but we must not give up

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Glossy black cockatoo populations on Kangaroo Island have been decimated. But a few precious survivors remain. Flickr That a billion animals may die as a result of this summer’s fires has horrified the world. For many conservation...
how wildfire smoke affects pets and other animals

How wildfire smoke affects pets and other animals

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A rural fire service crew attempts to protect a property in New South Wales in December 2019. Dean Lewins/AAP Images via AP Catastrophic fires across the globe are increasing in both frequency and magnitude. The bushfires in...
before you hit ‘share’ on that cute animal photo, consider the harm it can cause

Before you hit ‘share’ on that cute animal photo, consider the harm it can...

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Chimpanzees forced to interact with humans can develop stress and other health problems. EPA Limbani the chimpanzee has about 650,000 Instagram followers. In recent months the account has featured viral photos and videos...
scientists re-counted australia’s extinct species, and the result is devastating

Scientists re-counted Australia’s extinct species, and the result is devastating

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The Tasmanian tiger is among the best known of our extinct species, but researchers have now revealed the extent of the crisis. TASMANIAN MUSEUM AND ART GALLERY It’s well established that unsustainable human activity...
the blinky bill effect: when gum trees are cut down, where do the koalas go?

The Blinky Bill effect: when gum trees are cut down, where do the koalas...

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After gum trees are cut down, the koalas that lived in them must take a hike. Esther Wong, Author provided (No reuse) In the past two decades there has been an unprecedented increase in the area...
cats are not scared off by dingoes. we must find another way to protect native animals

Cats are not scared off by dingoes. We must find another way to protect...

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New research suggests feral cats can probably outsmart dingoes. Wikimedia/AAP Feral cats are wreaking havoc on our native wildlife, eating more than a billion animals across Australia every year. But managing feral cats and...
understanding dog personalities can help prevent attack

Understanding dog personalities can help prevent attack

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Dog attacks are often complicated, with many factors. The news of a fatal dog-bite incident in Melbourne last week has shocked dog lovers around the country. A 61 year old man was dead by...