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 violating state law by 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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113 Animal Species Identified as Needing “Urgent” Help After Record-Breaking Australian Fires

113 Animal Species Identified as Needing “Urgent” Help After Record-Breaking Australian Fires

Australia was having an extinction crisis before the fires hit. There were 511 animal species, 1,356 plant species and 82 distinct ecological communities nationally threatened. But the fires were devastating and record breaking. One-third of koalas (an already endangered species) were killed and scientists estimate that over one billion animals died. And now there are […]

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Slaughter of the kangaroos: Dozens of mangled carcasses are found rotting at a holiday hot spot as locals fear there is a ‘psychopath on the loose’

Slaughter of the kangaroos: Dozens of mangled carcasses are found rotting at a holiday hot spot as locals fear there is a ‘psychopath on the loose’

Dozens of mangled kangaroo carcasses have turned up rotting in a field after being shot, decapitated and disemboweled, sparking fears a psychopath is to blame. Residents in Dunkeld, 260km west of Melbourne claim they found around 40 dead marsupials across two night-time killing sprees on November 21 and December 3. Heads, tails, paws and entrails […]

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More than 1000 kangaroos to be shot in south-west in new harvest program

More than 1000 kangaroos will be shot for pet food in the south-west under a new, permanent program that starts today. Warrnambool City, Moyne, Corangamite and Glenelg Shires are included in the seven “harvest zones” identified by the state government as areas with ‘significant’ kangaroo numbers. An allocated number of marsupials, 1,865 in the Otway […]

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