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Protesters object to circus



Animal rights activists protested against Lennon Bros Circus at Windsor on Saturday.

About 35 gathered in McQuade Park, denouncing the use of performing animals and calling for it to be banned.

Anger over Melb Cup deaths

The deaths of the Melbourne Cup favourite and a locally-trained horse have prompted animal rights groups to call for a ban on the sport.

Japanese stallion Admire Rakti, who won the Caulfield Cup last month, raced near the lead for most of the 3200m race, but quickly dropped away to last place after rounding the final bend.

Peking duck fans targeted in animal welfare ad blitz in Chinatown

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Peking duck fans targeted in animal welfare ad blitz in Chinatown

Animal Liberation NSW calls for ban on retail giant Westfield to ban school holiday petting zoos

ANIMAL Liberation NSW has launched a campaign to close “horrific and cruel” petting zoos for children at shopping centres.

It is pressuring retail giant Westfield to abandon the popular school holiday attractions because of the distress caused to animals by children handling them in an alien environment.

Hazel Stephens, a director of Animal Liberation NSW, said 4500 people had signed a petition calling on Westfield Parramatta to stop the zoos.

MEDIA RELEASE: Animal Circus Protest Continues After Unlawful Arrest Case Settles


Getting arrested isn’t enough to stop this determined animal activist from continuing the campaign against performing animals in circuses. Animal Liberation’s Humane Education Officer and circus campaign co-ordinator Phillip Hall settled a claim last month against the State of NSW arising out of the conduct of a Miranda Police Officer whose attempt to move along a peaceful protest in September 2012 resulted in the unlawful arrest of Mr. Hall and a colleague.