Archive | February 2015

Help end live baiting in the greyhound racing industry

 

Recently, Four Corners ran a program on television exposing the illegal live baiting practices being done within the greyhound racing industry. Animals Australia and Animal Liberation QLD investigations uncovered the shocking truth. High profile trainers across the country have been caught subjecting defenceless animals to barbaric live baiting rituals in an attempt to gain a ‘winning’ edge on the racetrack. Investigation footage showed naturally gentle dogs provoked into displaying aggressive and violent behaviour in ‘blooding’ sessions. Terrified piglets, rabbits and native possums are all victims of live baiting — tied to lures, flung around racetracks at breakneck speeds, and then mauled to death. Some animals who survived their first attack were ‘re-used’ multiple times…

‘Bait’ animals are not the only victims of this industry. Greyhounds themselves — naturally gentle dogs — are often kept in deplorable living conditions off-track.

Live baiters will taunt and incite their dogs to chase, attack, and ultimately kill small animals. If dogs fail to ‘perform’, they too may be killed. Industry-wide, some 18,000 greyhounds are killed every year because they aren’t deemed fast enough to win races.

Animals Australia are working to bring this cruelty to an end, and one way we can help is to convince major companies that supporting greyhound racing is not a good look. Many companies have already withdrawn their support and you can write and persuade the rest.

Supporting Animals Australia

Phoenix Rising For Children (PRFC) is an accredited out-of-home or foster care provider based in the Sydney greater metropolitan area and Hunter Central Coast of N.S.W, Australia. PRFC was founded in 2001 to provide quality foster care to children and young people in N.S.W, including contemporary, quality, family-based foster care and effective and specialist support services to children and young people and their families. PRFC operates ethically, effectively and empathically with a view to achieving quality outcomes and a satisfying working environment, and as such we support organisations that encompass similar ideals.

Have you considered fostering a young one? PRFC undertakes regular planning and evaluation and has a focus on personal development and training. We are always interested in hearing from those passionate about making a meaningful difference for a child in foster care or a family requiring assistance. If you would like to become a foster carer and join our team providing effective and meaningful care to children and young people, please contact us!

We also provide family contact services, and these specialize in contact supervision for children in out of home care with their parents and other significant family members.

We can be reached at mail@phoenixrising.org.au

Learn more about our foster care agency in NSW at www.phoenixrising.org.au

You can help

Animals Australia believes that the cruelty uncovered is just the tip of the iceberg.

“When greyhound racing insiders are now admitting that ‘live baiting’ is rife throughout the industry … when those exposed include the President of a racing club, ex-stewards, a two-time Australian Trainer of the Year and even a former ‘Integrity Manager’ — it’s clear that there is something seriously rotten at the heart of greyhound racing.”

Join with Animals Australia and tell your State MP to ensure your tax dollars are no longer funnelled into greyhound racing, and to take urgent action to end the cruelty of greyhound racing:

http://www.greyhoundcruelty.com/

 

 

Join with Avaaz and demand Benetton pay their share of the corporate accountability scheme

 

The tragedy in Bangladesh

Not long ago, the world witnessed one of the worst disasters in history – when the Rana Plaza building in Bangladesh collapsed, trapping and killing more than a thousand of the workers amongst the rubble. In just 90 seconds, an eight-storey sweatshop in Bangladesh collapsed. 1,134 people died. Some survivors sawed through their own limbs to escape. Out of the horror, the UN set up a ground-breaking compensation and corporate accountability scheme. Incredibly, it’s working — but survivors need our help to get one complicit company to pay up.

The Rana Plaza was a building that housed several factories that made clothing for European and American consumers, including Primark, Walmart, and Benetton. Just the day before the collapse, the Bangladeshi news media had reported that inspection teams had discovered cracks in the structure of Rana Plaza. Despite this, and although some shops on the lower levels and a bank had closed, owners of the garment factories on the upper floors had ordered their employees to keep working. Not long after, the tragedy occurred.

Benetton’s responsibility

Billion-dollar Italian clothing giant Benetton refuses to compensate the victims who made their clothes. It’s the only major global brand with undisputed links that hasn’t contributed. So far, they’re ignoring survivors and will get away with it unless it impacts their reputation. That’s where we come in.

Benetton is prepping for Milan fashion week. It’s Italian fashion’s most important event of the year — and our opportunity to create a massive PR scandal. We can demand Benetton pay up now and save this scheme. When we get to 1 million signers, Avaaz will embarrass them in a spectacular fashion week show they can’t ignore.

Supporting Avaaz

Phoenix Rising For Children (PRFC) is an accredited out-of-home or foster care provider based in the Sydney greater metropolitan area and Hunter Central Coast of N.S.W, Australia. PRFC was founded in 2001 to provide quality foster care to children and young people in N.S.W, including contemporary, quality, family-based foster care and effective and specialist support services to children and young people and their families. PRFC operates ethically, effectively and empathically with a view to achieving quality outcomes and a satisfying working environment, and as such we support organisations that encompass similar ideals.

Have you considered fostering a young one? PRFC undertakes regular planning and evaluation and has a focus on personal development and training. We are always interested in hearing from those passionate about making a meaningful difference for a child in foster care or a family requiring assistance. If you would like to become a foster carer and join our team providing effective and meaningful care to children and young people, please contact us!

We also provide family contact services, and these specialize in contact supervision for children in out of home care with their parents and other significant family members.

We can be reached at mail@phoenixrising.org.au

Learn more about our foster care agency in NSW at www.phoenixrising.org.au

How can we help?

“As citizens of the world, we urge Benetton to join the scheme, so survivors of this horrific disaster receive full compensation.”

Sign the petition now:

https://secure.avaaz.org/en/benetton_pay_up_loc/?slideshow

 

 

Join with Oxfam to campaign for Australian Aid in 2015

Oxfam is working toward a world of economic equality and you can help.

Extreme economic inequality – one of the biggest barriers in the fight against poverty – is out of control and getting worse, with just 80 individuals now owning as much as the world’s poorest 3.5 billion people.

Australians are generous people, and as one of the wealthiest per capita nations in the world, we can and must help to reverse this shocking trend. But instead of rising to the challenge, the Abbott Government has instigated the largest aid cuts in Australian history and turned its back on the world’s most vulnerable people.

Right now, Australian aid is on a path to its lowest ever level, despite rapidly rising inequality and growing humanitarian need.

Supporting Oxfam

Phoenix Rising For Children (PRFC) is an accredited out-of-home or foster care provider based in the Sydney greater metropolitan area and Hunter Central Coast of N.S.W, Australia. PRFC was founded in 2001 to provide quality foster care to children and young people in N.S.W, including contemporary, quality, family-based foster care and effective and specialist support services to children and young people and their families. PRFC operates ethically, effectively and empathically with a view to achieving quality outcomes and a satisfying working environment, and as such we support organisations that encompass similar ideals.

Have you considered fostering a young one? PRFC undertakes regular planning and evaluation and has a focus on personal development and training. We are always interested in hearing from those passionate about making a meaningful difference for a child in foster care or a family requiring assistance. If you would like to become a foster carer and join our team providing effective and meaningful care to children and young people, please contact us!

We also provide family contact services, and these specialize in contact supervision for children in out of home care with their parents and other significant family members.

We can be reached at mail@phoenixrising.org.au

Learn more about our foster care agency in NSW at www.phoenixrising.org.au

How you can help

Tens of thousands of Australians take a range of actions in support of our campaign work each year. By taking action now, you will be helping to raise the voice of disadvantaged communities around the world. The campaign for Australian Aid is a joint initiative of the Make Poverty History and Micah Challenge coalitions, – for all Australians who believe we can and should do more as a nation to end extreme poverty around the world.

Join with Oxfam as they work towards food security, equality in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and to Make Poverty History. Sign the petition now:

https://www.oxfam.org.au/my/act/join-us-to-campaign-for-australian-aid/

If you prefer, you can also support Oxfam in other ways be either donating online or shopping at one of Oxfam’s stores around Sydney or online. Oxfam Shop has a variety of items for every budget, including home décor, kitchenware, food and drink, accessories and more.

You can also make monthly donations to aid Oxfam’s program work in struggling communities.

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