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Activists lose challenge to NSW laws banning secret filming of animal cruelty

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Animal rights activists have lost a landmark high court case against New South Wales laws criminalising the use of secretly recorded vision from farms and abattoirs, which they said prevented their attempts to blow th...

Mother of murdered Rikki Neave hopes to challenge her child cruelty conviction

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The mother of murdered schoolboy Rikki Neave has said she is hoping to challenge her 26-year-old conviction for child cruelty offences as a man is finally sentenced for the 1994 murder of her son. In an exclusive inte...

Jen Psaki in tears during interview on Republican anti-LGBTQ ‘cruelty’

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The White House press secretary, Jen Psaki, broke down in tears during an interview in which she condemned the “cruelty” of a wave of anti-LGBTQ+ legislation sweeping Republican states. Known for her toughness at the ...

Too hot for horses: Melbourne set to ban horse-drawn carriages in CBD over animal cruelty concerns

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Horse-drawn carriages are set to be banned from Melbourne’s busy inner city streets partly because the CBD is now too hot for the animals in summer. Carriages would not be permitted on public roads in the CBD area bou...

Racing NSW boss Peter V’landys loses defamation case against ABC over animal cruelty report

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Racing NSW chief executive Peter V’landys has lost his defamation case against the ABC over a report showing graphic footage of retired racehorses being slaughtered at a Queensland abattoir. While the 7.30 program tit...

Why did the government take so long to back down on this care home cruelty?

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Yesterday, at the 11th hour, the government caved in. Knowing that proceedings were being issued against it this week by John’s Campaign (of which I am co-founder), it announced that people in care homes need no longe...

Animal testing suspended at Spanish lab after ‘gratuitous cruelty’ footage

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Regional officials in Spain have temporarily halted all activity at an animal testing facility after the publication of undercover footage that appears to show animals being taunted, smacked, tossed around and cut int...

‘People were going crazy’: Myanmar detainees recount military’s cruelty

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Released from detention in Myanmar, protesters and journalists have described beatings, squalid conditions and cruelty under the military dictatorship that is opposed by most of the population. Hnin, 23, was arrested ...

‘People were going crazy’: Myanmar detainees recount military’s cruelty

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Freed protesters and a journalist detained by the junta describe beatings and squalid conditionsReleased from detention in Myanmar, protesters and journalists have described beatings, squalid conditions and cruelty un...