Several changes to animal cruelty legislation have been proposed in the New South Wales Parliament. Abusers caught committing acts of cruelty to animals will now face the harshest set of penalties in Australia. MP Adam Marshall said the move would see an eight-fold increase in the penalties under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act […]
A report back on our Australian campaign to help baby flying foxes orphaned in the terrible bush fires.
Friends of Bats and Bushcare (FOBB), a fine organization run by Lawrence Pope in Victoria, Australia is looking after the babies with donations from Network for Animals supporters. He reports that so far 150 bubs have been returned to the wild and another 150 are nearly ready to be released. NFA supporters helped Lawrence buy […]
South Africa We resumed our work in South Africa’s poverty-stricken Hillview township, in Cape Town. For three months, the army wouldn’t let us go there because it was too dangerous. In February, they allowed us to go in with armed guards and a police escort. Within an hour, we had filled two rescue vans with […]
2020 started with a massive catastrophe for animals. 2020 started with a massive catastrophe for animals. Australian bushfires have claimed the lives of an astounding one-billion or more animals, a disaster so huge that every bit of help possible is needed. Faced with overwhelming need, NFA focused on flying-foxes. These creatures birth together once a […]
Wildlife trafficking is believed to be the third most valuable illicit trade in the world, after drugs and weapons, and continues to grow considerably. This outrageous trade continues to rage, while leaders fail to take appropriate steps to deal with it. In the most recent case, a reptile smuggling ring was uncovered in Melbourne, Australia, […]
Joy, tenacity and indomitable spirit! These are some of the characteristics that Network for Animals staff members encounter in the thousands of dogs that the organisation helps every day in Cuba, Croatia, Greece, Montenegro, Philippines, Serbia, South Africa and Uruguay. Now, Australian photographer, Alex Cearns, has captured the unique spirit of injured rescue dogs in […]
Australian senators Lee Rhiannon and Derryn Hinch have spoken out against their government’s plans to allow a live export trade in donkeys and horses. On Monday 26 June, the senators introduced the Export Control Amendment Bill to the Australian Senate. If it is passed, the amendment will prohibit the live export of horses and donkeys […]