Animals

Whittlesea Agricultural Society open day for public

BY ALEKSANDRA BLISZCZYK Whittlesea Agricultural Society will host its first open day from 12pm to 2pm on March 14. The society normally hosts the Whittlesea Show, one of Victoria’s largest two-day shows, but due to the...

Victorian kangaroo cull sparks debate

By Steph McNicol AN increase of kangaroo harvesting numbers across the state has sparked concern among Wildlife Victoria volunteers who fear some shooters are not meeting humane killing requirements. Minister for Agriculture Mary-Anne Thomas announced late...

Wooly situation for Baarack

Found wandering the Cobaw State Forest, this woolly wonder, pictured above, was weighed down with at least five years’ worth of fleece. But thanks to Lancefield animal sanctuary Edgar’s Mission, the sheep, named Baarack, has...

Horse event to fundraise for breast cancer

STANDARDBREDS for Breast Cancer Trials organisers Maree Lund and Lesley McAliece have weathered the storm that was COVID-19 to host their second show since 2019. The organisers did not let the pandemic stop them from...

Animal cruelty dismay

By Steph McNicol WILDLIFE Victoria volunteers have expressed their disappointment after having to euthanise a kangaroo shot with arrows in Macedon Ranges Shire on New Year’s Day. Police contacted Wildlife Victoria after the kangaroo was...

Federal support for Seymour Show

After being forced to cancel the Seymour Show as the COVID-19 pandemic took hold, Seymour Agricultural and Pastoral Society has received a $15,000 Federal Government grant to hit the ground running for the 2021...

Corellas attack golf course

Corellas have returned to Kilmore Golf Club, wreaking havoc to the course’s greens and fairways which are in the best condition they have been in years. The club has obtained authority from the Department of...

Panthers podcast popular

By Steph McNicol IT started out as small project discussing sightings of black panthers in Victorian forests, but now Ben Beed has gained a large following in his search for big cats – deeming Macedon...

Horse shoes to raise money

PROJECT Hope is calling on people to support them in an unforeseen year as they work hard to support horses that have been neglected or abandoned. The volunteer, not-for-profit organisation relies solely on donations and...

Australian-first for vet surgery

By Colin MacGillivray AUSTRALIA’S only purpose-built hyperbaric chamber for treating animals has put Whittlesea’s The Vet Practice on the national veterinary map. A hyperbaric chamber is a machine that allows oxygen to be delivered to a...