What an appalling record Qld has.

Reading the 2005/2006 annual report from the RSCPA (Qld) some dreadful statistics come to light.

From page 11 comes this.

The “kill rate” for all shelters in Qld was 56%; thankfully, this rate has been falling when compared to the past 2 years, with 63% in 2004/2005 and 73% in 2003/2004.

The highest incoming source is owners surrendering their animals, and the dominant types of animal surrendered were cats.

To the RSPCA’s credit, the re-homing rate is ever so slowly increasing, in 2005/2006 the rate was 29% up from 27% and 24% for 2004/2005 and 2003/2004 respectively.
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Equine Influenza brings Australian horse racing to a halt!

25 August 2007.
All movement of horses withing a 10km exclusion zone of the Centennital Park Stables has been stopped today, due to an outbreak of Equine Influenza. This has also stopped all the race meeetings in NSW, Qld, Vic, SA and WA. This is good news for the horses who won’t have to be subjected to cruel and inhuman treatement, just so gamblers can get their fix.

Unfortunately, this probably means that horses throughout this country are going to get pumped full of a coctail of drugs in an effort to prevert this from spreading or infecting any further horses.
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Vegan Fitness Part I

This is going to be the start of a series of posts about how to improve you general health and fitness. For some people, they think that just because they are vegan and eating right, that they automatically have “immunity” from many of the other health problems that alot of meat eaters have. This couldn’t be further from the truth. While it is true that a vegan shouldn’t have the traditional high cholesterol levels, or fall victim to Type II diabetes, there is the risk that you could fall victim to heart disease or blood pressure issues.

Before we get into talking about exercise and how often we should do it, we will delve a little bit further into the human body. First cab off the rank is Blood Pressure:
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There’s Bird Flu, Horse Flu, Pig Flu…..

All over the world we are seeing news reports about this the different sorts of animal flu that is gripping differents part of the globe.

Japan is in the midst of a horse flu pandemic which has quaranteed the region. Supposedly there is a chance that this may effect the spring racing carnival in Victoria.

There are reports that China is covering up an outbreak of pig flu.

And as we all know, most of Asia is struggling to come to grips with the effect that bird flu is having on the region.
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Brisbane’s ‘Ekka

Well today is “People’s Day” and Brisbane’s ‘Ekka.
According to news reports, there was a good level of attendance today, and RNA people were gloating about how goor it was to see a crowd and stuff like that. The segment on Channel 10 says that the RNA charges stall holders approx $2,000.00 per square metre a week in rent. Then ontop of that they increased the prices for entry, food, etc. Supposedly this little day out will cost the average family over $300.00 in total.

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