The owner of a 6000-bird caged-hen farm in the Yarra Valley has denied activists' claims that his chickens were mistreated, and said he was satisfied all birds were being cared for properly.
John Thistleton One signature could save Australia's native animals in Canberra, say 30 eminent ACT scientists, conservationists and former politicans
Jon Stanhope The ACT Domestic Animals Act 2000 provides the mechanism for targeted, practical and effective action against a key threat to at-risk species: roaming domestic cats, and Canberra is well placed to be a national leader on this issue.
Georgina Connery Shaba has just arrived at the National Zoo and Aquarium and there are high hopes this strapping male Giraffe will be a fitting new boyfriend for the zoo's four-year-old female Mzungu.
Patrick Hatch Australia's most decorated canine war hero, who went missing in war-torn Afghanistan for over a year, has died after a short battle with brain cancer.
Andrew Darby The swift parrot, Australia's fastest nectar-eater, is rapidly heading for extinction.
Rachel Olding Lying in long grass next to a lake, stroke victim Herbert Bartlett was barely visible to the eyes of rescue crews.
Lucy Battersby Saving the tiny but beautiful yellow-and-black-striped southern corroboree frog from extinction in the next five years will cost $3.7 million, and it is only one of 20 species that Zoos Victoria want to save.
Eryk Bagshaw The NSW Labor party would ban the sale of puppies from pet stores if elected to government in March.Labor leader, Luke Foley, will announce the policy on Saturday along with a ban on large scale puppy farms that limits the amount of breeding dogs to ten per farm.
Tom Decent Quolls should replace domestic cats in Australian households.