Author Archives: Nik Taylor

Five Propositions on Ferals Fiona Probyn-Rapsey.

Five Propositions on Ferals Fiona Probyn-Rapsey. First published in Feral Feminisms,Issue 6, Fall 2016, http://www.feralfeminisms.com In September 2015, I gave a talk at Siteworks, an arts festival that takes place at Bundanon (see Bundanon Trust https://bundanon.com.au/) on the South Coast of New … Continue reading

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Fiona Probyn-Rapsey on Australia’s war on feral cats

Last week in Canberra I attended the Threatened Species Commission Community roundtable on the ‘feral cats’ strategy – the plan to eradicate 2 million feral cats by 2020, announced by Environment Minister Greg Hunt in July last year. Otherwise known … Continue reading

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Rowena Lennox: Safe Place (Dingoes)

On 21 June 2016 brief news reports appeared online stating that six dingoes had been found dead at Orchid Beach on Fraser Island (K’gari). All the reports (ABC, The Courier-Mail, Yahoo!7News and Sky News) noted that one dingo’s body was … Continue reading

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Laura Jean McKay on Being wowed, being excited: about the Being Interdisciplinary in Animal Studies postgraduate symposium, Glasgow, 2016.

It was a funny lot of creatures who gathered in Glasgow this May. Postgraduate researchers from history, science, media and visual arts, geography, archaeology, anthropology, sociology, English and literature. We were brought together by historian and, let’s face it, star … Continue reading

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THE END OF DOLPHINARIUMS IN INDIA

VARDA MEHROTRA on THE END OF DOLPHINARIUMS IN INDIA The Federation of Indian Animal Protection Organisations (FIAPO) was established in 2007 to unite and recruit animal activists in a country with tremendously diverse issues, cultures, species and challenges. It is the … Continue reading

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Roogate

David Brooks ‘Roogate’
Shot under cover of darkness, buried in mass graves in the forest. But this isn’t Srebrenica in 1995, this isn’t Poland in 1942. The shooters aren’t rogue militants or members of the SS. They are sub-contractors paid by the government of the Australian Capital Territory, and the victims are not humans but a different species of animal. Continue reading

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Rottnest Island’s Quokkas

Donelle Gadenne ‘From Celebrity Selfies to Sadistic Cruelty: The Paradoxical Life of Rottnest Island’s Quokkas’
Use a popular internet search engine to type in ‘quokka’ and you will discover a plethora of stories about a species of small marsupial inhabiting Rottnest Island (Wadjemup), situated approximately 18 kilometres from Perth, Western Australia.

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