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When the “insurance covers everything”!

https://www.stockandland.com.au/story/6402294/mount-mercer-farmer-adam-parker-rebuilds-following-traumatic-bushfire/?fbclid=IwAR0PSIhg91HMjxaKyyw6NqzZh3j6GRjP2jnsDXGEwN9u4HWzrfqFaVvep-A In a fire in Mount Mercer 8 months ago, 650 2 year old wethers on this property were killed. According to the owner, Mr Parker, he considered himself “lucky it was the wethers and not ewes because we...

Why are the government’s impending laws against animal activists so wrong?

https://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2019-08-02/video-footage-reveals-alleged-cruelty-at-illegal-slaughterhouse/11375854?pfmredir=sm&fbclid=IwAR3ueCx5HNlnaiJmlzmmdEbeulka-zvao_A1P7p4NVbr1hHBIfHJbhHLn00 “Without the work of the activists who take great personal risks, this slaughterhouse would continue to operate unnoticed and unregulated.” If the government forces activists to stop undercover filming then this is the type of cruelty, along with...

Breeding for multiple births

https://www.heraldsun.com.au/leader/outer-east/triplet-lamb-survival-rates-could-be-boosted-thanks-to-new-study/news-story/8bfe4449cf5ba8854a446a2748c98c6e?fbclid=IwAR1rnyvnMkQMyykM-BTKlGJLQohqqwYhWrR8sr8WV1oFRKif2kdeK6yiR4g   Perhaps farmers should instead consider not selectively breeding for multiple births as a solution. Of course this is not something they would consider as the industry is looking for every way possible to make as much money...

Cas the sheep

When I started at high school I knew I loved animals, but sheep? I just kind of thought, you know, they plodded along and stuck together, that’s all I really knew. However I was lucky enough that my school...

Mason

Mason was a ram who was discovered on a farm in Western Victoria. He was found half dead laying in a frost covered paddock of malnourished rams. Mason was taken in by a compassionate family who did not want to...

Limpy

Limpy “Limpy was rescued from the Ballarat saleyards by my friend in the summer of 2013. He was marked to be shot because of his injured hip and leg. He watched his equally disabled pen mate be shot before...