Man in trouble with RSPCA for riding an emu

A Queensland man who posted videos of himself riding an emu, and using a live calf and dead pig as part of his exercise routine, could be charged with animal cruelty offences. “What most overseas people get confused about Australia is they think we ride kangaroos to work, but in actual fact we ride emus,” … [Read the full story]

Governments rely too much on donations

Like me, I expect you get mail most days asking for your help in selling raffle tickets or donating money to worthy causes. Add to this the TV adverts showing the under-privileged in Africa or Asia requesting our monetary assistance, from fresh water, starvation and of course disease. Often I find myself saying, why the … [Read the full story]

Grand National to lower 2 of its iconic fences

The famous Aintree racecourse will have the height of two of its iconic hurdles lowered after the death of two runners in this year’s Grand National. The deaths of Dooneys Gate and Ornais at the fourth jump and Becher’s Brook hurdle respectively led to the track’s first changes since ditches were filled in back in … [Read the full story]

These evil bastards should be put down

They lived in a magnificent $7 million listed mansion built by royalty, complete with 200 acres of land stocked with prime cattle and sheep. Pamela Palmer and her son Joseph told neighbours they came from a fabulously wealthy Australian family and appeared to be eccentric animal lovers who shared their house with a menagerie. It … [Read the full story]

Get a Brazilian for your dog

Being man’s best friend just became high maintenance, with a Queenscliff pet grooming business in Victoria offering a Brazilian treatment for dogs. The $20 treatment, designed for “pooches with hairy bottoms”, is part of the shops’ a la carte menu, which features nail painting, special applications of doggy cologne and peppermint gel teeth brushing. In … [Read the full story]

Man breaks dogs leg then drowns it…allegedly

A man from Esperance, WA is to appear in the Magistrates Court after he allegedly placed his dog in an esky and drowned it. Michael David Hastie, 26, has been accused of also beaking his dogs leg before drowning it. It had been reported to the RSPCA by a ranger, after Hastie had “boasted” of … [Read the full story]