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YMCA partners with Boy George to embrace eponymous gay anthem for first time

Christian youth organisation the YMCA unexpectedly found itself the subject of a gay anthem when the Village People released what was intended to be a “filler” track as a single, in 1978. Soon, whether you...

There’s been a majority in favour of Marriage Equality for a Decade

t was ten years ago tomorrow that the first poll showed majority support for marriage equality in Australia. The polling, commissioned by activist group GetUp! and published in June 2007, found that 57 per cent...

Jamie Oliver awarded highest RSPCA Honour for farm animal welfare work

Jamie Oliver has been awarded the RSPCA Richard Martin Gold Award in recognition of his significant contribution to improving the welfare of farm animals and championing higher welfare food products. The RSPCA Gold, Silver and...

Sligo man ordered to pay €500 to an animal welfare charity in cruelty case

A Sligo man has been ordered to pay €500 to an animal welfare charity after a piebald foal had to be brought to an animal sanctuary for emergency treatment for severely inflamed wounds on...

Commentary: Baby steps towards First World animal welfare in Singapore

The recently released code of conduct for pet owners not only educates them on expected standards of care, it also sets the right tone for animal welfare in Singapore, argues SOSD's Dr Siew Tuck...

Mercy for Animals: Activists making a difference — or radicals distorting the truth?

On the website of the animal-welfare organization Mercy for Animals, people interested in becoming “undercover investigators” at factory farms or slaughterhouses are warned to “be prepared to witness unimaginable cruelty.” To its critics, such language...

Dog owner feels duped, wants her beloved pet back

I was manipulated into relinquishing my dog Bella and I want her new owners to know why I gave her up and how badly I want her back. Bella is an eight-and-a-half month old Shepherd-Husky...

Pep Guardiola joins call for referendum on Catalan independence

Pep Guardiola may have played to bigger crowds but none quite like the one he addressed in Barcelona on Sunday when he presented the case for a referendum on Catalan independence. Speaking on the steps...

Russian Diplomat: We Will Continue Fighting Terrorism in Syria until Achieving Victory

DAMASCUS- The strong relations and the strategic partnership between Syria and Russia are not the result of the crisis, but they date back decades ago. Those relations have been deepened and coordinated to include...

Coalition wants law changed to allow decryption of terrorist communications

The Turnbull government is seeking changes to the law to allow intelligence agencies to decrypt communications of terrorist groups on the internet. The attorney general, George Brandis, says existing laws do not go far enough...