WA Government Progresses on Consultation For Puppy Farm Ban

The State Government has continued its fight against puppy farming in WA, calling for public consultation on its proposals to stop the practice. Local Government Minister David Templeman said the Government’s consultation paper would be available for feedback, asking the community, industry and local government protect dogs from suffering and neglect on puppy farms. “Stopping…

Doggy Cuddles in Exchange for Small Change on Happy Tails Day

Picture Courtesy: RSPCA Over 100 RSPCA WA volunteers are hitting the streets today with their canine friends to raise much needed funds for the WA annual street appeal Happy Tails Day. The new Tap’n’Pet wireless technology will be used for the first time this year, where people who are not carrying change can donate via…

Perth Zoo Awarded For Disability Access and Inclusion Efforts

Watching the video version of the story by clicking on the player above! This story is written by WAMN Journalist Daniel Edwards. The Companion Card Affiliate award of the year has been given to Perth Zoo. Disability Services Minister Helen Morton presented the award to Perth Zoo on behalf of National Disability Services (NDS), which…

Endangered Tortoises Are Released At Nature Reserve

This story is written by WAMN Journalist Daniel Edwards. 30 tortoises have been released in Twin Swamps Nature Reserve in Bullsbrook, bringing the overall number to 529 since 1994. The ongoing conservation program includes radio tracking and monitoring of western swamp tortoises. The Western Swamp Tortoise is one of the world’s rarest tortoises, who were…

Mooncakes Seized By Biosecurity Officers

During the lead up to the Chinese Moon Festival, Australia biosecurity officers seized more than 270 mooncakes and fruit gifts between 1 August and 22 September 2013. Mooncake that contains meat could carry diseases or pesticides and harm Australia’s environment. In a press release, Colin Hunter from the Department of Agriculture believed Australia’s strong biosecruity…