Victoria's once flourishing chicken meat industry is facing collapse.
Chickens with no feathers, decomposed carcasses lying in cages and birds bloated with infections. Bald, emaciated and close to death: this is the shocking images on show inside a caged hen farm in Victoria.
This is a glimpse inside a Victorian caged hen farm approved by government inspectors less than six weeks ago. Photos taken at the Yarra Valley farm in March show dimly lit sheds with bald and dead chickens, including a hen, surrounded by fresh eggs, decomposing at the bottom of a cage. One chicken removed from the farm had half its body weight in pus drained due to an infection.
Police were called to a Lismore lake by duck hunters who feared a confrontation with protesters on the weekend.
ANIMAL rights activists have targeted the successful Australia Day lamb promotion through video footage allegedly taken at Victorian abattoirs about nine months ago.
An orangutan held in an Argentine zoo can be freed and transferred to a sanctuary after a court recognised the ape as a "non-human person" unlawfully deprived of its freedom, lawyers say.
Raising children on a vegan diet has been criticised as misguided and even dangerous, but advocates argue it's both a compassionate and healthy lifestyle choice. Maria Tickle meets some vegan-by-choice children to ask how they feel about the decision.
For the next half year this image from one of our pig rescues will be reaching thousands of film-goers each week, as it appears on the giant screen before every movie at the Astor Theatre.
The number of female dogs kept by by commercial breeders in Victoria will be restricted to 10 if Labor wins the November state election, in a further clampdown on puppy farms.
WHEN icy cold fronts, sheeting rain, hail and even sleet whistle across the flats plains of southern Australia's sheep farms, it strikes a chill into the heart of every grazier.