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Greyhound racing has no future in ACT, Chief Minister says

The ACT is set to follow New South Wales' lead and ban greyhound racing after Chief Minister Andrew Barr said there was "no future for the industry" in the territory. Greyhound racing will be banned in NSW from July 1 next year, with Premier Mike Baird saying the "widespread and systemic mistreatmen...

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Aldi caged eggs to be phased out as supermarket bows to customer pressure

Supermarket giant Aldi will phase out caged eggs by 2025 in a massive win for consumers. Aldi today revealed it had listened to its customers who have long been calling for the retailer to stop selling eggs produced from caged hens. In a statement Aldi said it had a strong obligation to its cust...

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Armani goes fur free after years of lobbying by animal rights groups

Campaigners hail designer's agreement to stop using fur for all products from autumn/winter 2016 collection The Italian designer Giorgio Armani has agreed to stop using fur for all his products following years of lobbying by animal rights activists. Armani, 81, said in a statement on Tuesday that ne...

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Threatened Vic duck gets hunt reprieve

Threatened blue-billed ducks can breathe easier after a last-minute legal bid led to shooters being banned from another of their wetland homes on the eve of Victoria's duck hunting season. Animals Australia and the state government have agreed to halt hunting at Lake Elizabeth in Kerang, which is h...

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