Thousands of kangaroos are slaughtered every year to be turned into Nike’s high-end soccer boots

Thousands of kangaroos are slaughtered every year to be turned into Nike’s high-end soccer boots

Tonight, as you sleep, hunters will be out in the dark with their spotlights, terrorizing, shooting, maiming, and killing a beloved national icon. This tragedy occurs each time the sun goes down across Australia. It’s a nightly affair, conveniently removed from the experiences of the majority of Australians and Nike customers. Kangaroo imagery appears on […]

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‘Koala massacre’ prompts Australian authorities to issue hundreds of animal cruelty charges

‘Koala massacre’ prompts Australian authorities to issue hundreds of animal cruelty charges

Regulators in the Australian state of Victoria have slapped over 250 animal cruelty charges over the alleged mass killing of koalas. Dozens of koalas – a protected species in Victoria – were found dead at the partially cleared timber plantation at Cape Bridgewater in February last year. At first, 21 animals were found dead at […]

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‘Remarkable’: South Australian surfer with serious shark bite injuries swims to shore and walks 300m

‘Remarkable’: South Australian surfer with serious shark bite injuries swims to shore and walks 300m

Paramedics have hailed the “remarkable” survival story of a South Australian surfer who swam back to shore alone and walked 300 metres for help after suffering “extraordinary” injuries from a shark bite at a remote beach. Paramedic Michael Rushby said the man had “serious” lacerations on his back, backside and leg “consistent with quite a […]

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Australia’s Fires Harmed 3 Billion Animals, New Report Finds

Australia’s Fires Harmed 3 Billion Animals, New Report Finds

Unprecedented bushfires that ravaged Australia in 2019 and 2020 killed or displaced almost 3 billion animals, according to an interim report released Tuesday. Compiled by scientists from several Australian universities, the survey said the blazes impacted an estimated 143 million mammals, 2.46 billion reptiles, 180 million birds and 51 million frogs. The report, commissioned by […]

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Nike, Dick’s Sporting Goods, other retailers violating California ban on selling kangaroos skins, new investigation finds

Nike, Dick’s Sporting Goods, other retailers violating California ban on selling kangaroos skins, new investigation finds

(CALIFORNIA) – More than one hundred California stores and online retailers – including Nike, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Puma, and Amazon-owned Zappos – are illegally selling athletic shoes made of kangaroo skin, according to an exhaustive, months-long investigation. This was released today by the Center for a Humane Economy, a national non-profit organization that promotes animal […]

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Nike finally stops selling kangaroo skin soccer shoes to California shoppers

Nike finally stops selling kangaroo skin soccer shoes to California shoppers

California law prohibits the sale of items containing kangaroo parts, including “k-leather” soccer cleats, in-store or online. Nike has recently taken the first step toward compliance with the law by halting sales of kangaroo skin cleats from Nike.com to California  residents. It’s a start, what Nike is just doing. After the Center for a Humane […]

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