Category Archives: Blog


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

Posted in Blog | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

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.

Continue reading

Posted in Blog | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Street Dog and Rabies Control in India

J.F.Reece, B.Sc., B.V.Sc., M.R.C.V.S. ‘Street dog and Rabies Control in India’
The control of the large populations of free roaming dogs that are found throughout the developing world has been important for many years because of the public health implications of these uncontrolled dog populations. Rabies is the obvious public health concern with approximately 96% of all human rabies cases resulting from the bite of a rabid dog, but also dog bites themselves and echinococcosis are important public health reasons to control free-roaming dog populations. Continue reading

Posted in Blog | Leave a comment

Rabbits 2011

Last night, while listening to the latest episode of Radio National ‘s ‘Bush Telegraph’, I was struck by the vastly different and somewhat contradictory ‘rabbit realities’ that have been conjured up this week.  Across Australia, people prepare for Chinese New … Continue reading

Posted in Blog | Leave a comment