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Humane Chain at Parliament House

Australia, Blog, Middle East, News

March 10, 2010

Below is a blog post from the Humane Chain‘s website regarding the investigation launch and Parliament House Forum:   WSPA launches new live export cruelty investigation today alongside the Meat Workers Union A new WSPA investigation has revealed damning evidence of continued welfare abuse of...

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Live export, it’s just cruel

Australia, Blog, Middle East, News

March 10, 2010

Below is a video I put together regarding investigations I undertook within livestock markets and abattoirs in the Middle East. Included in the video are interviews I conducted with Associate Professor Paul McGreevy, veterinary Behaviourist, Dr Manuela Trueby and Murshid F.A. Ali ElSenossi, Islamic Scholar...

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Animal Cruelty Investigation Launched at Parliament House

Australia, Blog, Middle East, News

March 10, 2010

Today I launched an investigation I did in the Middle East regarding the live export trade from Australia. The forum was held at Parliament House in Sydney and opened by Lord Mayor Clover Moore. Over the past seven months I have been working closely with the World Society for the protection of Animals (WSPA)...

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Exporting Animals Means Exporting Cruelty

Australia, Blog, Middle East, News

March 10, 2010

The following video is a slide-show I put together using some of the images I took during my investigations in the Middle East regarding the live animal export trade. It was published on one of the World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) social media outlets:...

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NSW Parliament House Forum

Australia, Blog, Middle East, News

March 10, 2010

Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore is hosting a Humane Chain forum to highlight the ongoing inhumane and economically damaging live animal export industry in Australia. The event will also present evidence collected during WSPA’s recent investigation into the mistreatment of Australian sheep. Investigators...

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The wars that are sending America bankrupt

Blog, News, USA

February 22, 2010

The following article by Eric Margolis is from the Toronto Sun: WARS SENDING U.S. INTO RUIN U.S. President Barack Obama calls the $3.8-trillion US budget he just sent to Congress a major step in restoring America’s economic health. In fact, it’s another potent fix given to a sick patient deeply addicted...

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Peshawar: Today’s blast hits close to home, killing a family member

Blog, News, Pakistan

October 28, 2009

A horrific explosion in a crowded market place in Peshawar has killed up to 90 people – One of them a member of my family.   We hear about these attacks everyday, we see and read about them in the media, but we never really realise, or want to realise the human cost. It really hits …...

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Lahore: March turns into battleground

Blog, Censorship, News, Pakistan, Politics

March 15, 2009

The streets of Lahore have been turned into a battle ground today, as baton wielding riot police begin to shell protestors with tear gas. As I write, GEO News has once again been taken off air (as of 30 seconds ago).   Reports confirm that Imran Khan, Shahbaz Sharif and a handfull of others, defying their...

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Islamabad shuts down

Blog, News, Pakistan, Politics

March 15, 2009

Islamabad is preparing for the worst as the long march begins to reach the outskirts of the city this afternoon. Shipping containers have been used as heavy duty barricades surrounding Parliament House to stop protestors breaking through. Many in the central business districts have closed their doors due to...

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Arrest the opposition

Blog, News, Pakistan, Politics

March 15, 2009

Nawaz Sharrif, leader of the major opposition party (PML-N) has been placed under house arrest today by the Zardari Government. Dozens of political workers have already been arrested in early morning raids and orders have also been given to arrest Imran Khan along with a score of other prominent political...

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