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#1 Old 03-22-2009, 05:34 PM
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We've just sold my father's estate and so I'll be inheriting some money soon and I'd really like to donate some to an animal-rights or welfare based organisation. I really don't care too much for the RSPCA and am a little wary of Animal Liberation.



So far I can think of Animals Australia, a Wildlife rescue organisation and I remember reading about a woman who has her own property where she keeps liberated farm animals and uses it to educate people about the horrors of factory farming. I know she's somewhere in rural Victoria, does anyone know who I'm talking about?



Otherwise, does anyone have any other recommendations?
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#2 Old 03-22-2009, 09:20 PM
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a.a. is the best imo.
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#3 Old 03-23-2009, 12:55 AM
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Is it Edgars Mission you're thinking of?

http://www.edgarsmission.org.au/
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#4 Old 03-23-2009, 01:30 AM
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Oh I think so, thanks! I might sponsor one of the animals



And yeah so far Animals Australia is my #1 choice...
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animals australia, awesome choice, girl
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#6 Old 04-14-2009, 07:10 AM
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Would you believe that I've never even heard of Animals Australia before?

Thanks!
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Really? Wow. Animals Australia are amazing.
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I can't say enough about the AAPS in Keysborough, Melbourne. I adopted my lovely grey tabby, Olivia, there. They do such good work on a shoestring- they have nowhere near the money or resources that RSPCA have but they really care.



www.aaps.org.au/
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I think the Australian Association for Humane Research is a great organisation.
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#10 Old 07-01-2009, 06:07 AM
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Animals Australia are pretty good for the sort of thing you are looking for. Don't go WIRES - they are problematic. Cat Protection Society, years back when I was volunteering for them, were pretty good, but I've not heard what they are like these days. I'd vouch for Animal Liberation if you like the kind of "out there" yelling in the street activism, or Sea Shepherd. But you won't go wrong with Animals Australia.

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What are WIRES? And maybe the WSPCA for their international work?



Thanks for the suggestions everyone...
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http://www.wires.org.au/ Wonderful people!
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Don't go WIRES - they are problematic.

Relating to this; say for example I find an injured pigeon or Indian Myna with a problem that could be simple to fix, but they are 'pests'. Anyone got a group/number I could call? Sick of animals being left to die just because they are not endemic and wreak havoc on the environment. [Don't worry, I 'get' it, I just think it sucks that an animal should have to die if it can be helped to survive]



Other groups people might be interested in, are the small ones. Such as Monikas Doggie Rescue or DABS [Domestic Animal Birth-control Co-operative Society] or similar in your state. These are groups that foster out domestic animals until they can find a permanent home for them.
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Voiceless are great too!
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Relating to this; say for example I find an injured pigeon or Indian Myna with a problem that could be simple to fix, but they are 'pests'. Anyone got a group/number I could call? Sick of animals being left to die just because they are not endemic and wreak havoc on the environment. [Don't worry, I 'get' it, I just think it sucks that an animal should have to die if it can be helped to survive]



Other groups people might be interested in, are the small ones. Such as Monikas Doggie Rescue or DABS [Domestic Animal Birth-control Co-operative Society] or similar in your state. These are groups that foster out domestic animals until they can find a permanent home for them.



They won't always help 'roos in "overpopulated" areas, either. Unfortunately the best thing to do is take them to a friendly vet. There are some vets around that will help injured wildlife, even non-native ones. Most don't, though, I don't think.

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What are WIRES? And maybe the WSPCA for their international work?



Thanks for the suggestions everyone...



WIRES help certain native animals. They are big on destroying non-native animals, though, and are very quick to euthanise in places they think in may be uneconomical to help the native wildlife. They are a conservation group, not an "animal charity" be it animal rights or even animal welfare. They certainly do a lot of good, but I very much dislike their policies towards non-native animals (ie: kill 'em all and let God sort 'em out).

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