The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2019-01-16T12:03:09Z Creso Pharma Targets Multi-Billion Dollar Pet Industry -- CFN Media 2019-01-16T12:03:09Z creso-pharma-targets-multi-billion-dollar-pet-industry-cfn-media SEATTLE, WA, Jan 16, 2019 - (ACN Newswire) - via NEWMEDIAWIRE -- CFN Media Group ("CFN Media"), the leading agency and financial media network dedicated to the North American cannabis industry, announces publication of an article discussing Creso Pharma Inc. (ASX: CPH) and why it's well positioned to capitalize on the rapid growth in the pet CBD market.Global consumers spend billions of dollars on their pets each year, according to GfK, with two-thirds of sales taking place in the United States and Europe. In the U.S. alone, the American Pet Products Association reckons that consumers spent more than $72 billion on their pets in 2018, including about $30 billion on food, $15 billion on supplies and over-the-counter medicine, and $20 billion on veterinary care.Cannabidiol, or CBD products, have become especially popular as an over-the-counter medicine, and an alternative to prescription medication for pets. While studies in humans have dominated the headlines, an overwhelming number of reports from veterinarians and pet owners have shown that CBD promotes well-being, balances behavior, and reduces tiredness and fatigue. It's a natural way to help keep pets well-adjusted and ensure their comfort in old age.First Mover AdvantageThere are many companies that have developed CBD products for pets, but many of them have experienced problems. In the United States, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration sent warning letters to several manufacturers regarding product labeling and promises. The same agency sent warning letters to other human-focused CBD product manufacturers, saying that some of their products didn't contain as much CBD as promised on the label.Creso Pharma's anibidiol(R) is the first Swiss complementary feed for companion animals that contains natural full spectrum hemp oil with CBD. The company's two products, anibidiol(R) 2.5 and anibidiol(R) 8, are already generating revenue across the European Union. With the company's focus on Swiss quality, the products have already started to generate a strong reputation across Europe that could translate into sales in other markets down the road.In addition to CBD, anibidiol(R) contains vitamins niacin and B6, fatty acids Omega 3, 6, and 9, terpenes, flavonoids, and other herbal active ingredients. The product is THC-free (non-detectable) with no reported side-effects, which means that consumers don't have to worry about harmful or unintended side-effects.Click here to receive an investor presentation and a going public alert https://promo.cfnmedia.com/cresopharmaExpansion Beyond AnimalsCreso Animal Health is just one of its five businesses focusing on different areas of the cannabis industry, which include therapeutics, nutraceuticals, topicals, and lifestyle products. By bringing pharmaceutical rigor to the cannabis industry, the company aims to manufacture the highest-quality products for both humans and animals through its R&D base in Switzerland and cultivation facilities in Canada and Colombia.The company's Mernova Medicinal Inc. subsidiary is a 24,000 sq. ft. purpose-built facility in Canada with initial sales in the country starting next quarter. In 2019, the company plans to build out a GMP compliant, pharmaceutical-grade edible production facility to prepare for the country's upcoming legalization of edible products. Its other cultivation facilities are located in Colombia and Israel - where it's pursuing a joint venture.Along with its cannabis production footprint, the company has developed a wide range of delivery systems for cannabinoids. The company's focus is on buccal and topical products, which are designed to significantly improve bioavailability and absorption compared to orally-consumed products which need to go through the stomach and are largely destroyed in the passage. Several products have already been launched throughout Switzerland, Europe, and New Zealand.Click here to receive an investor presentation and a going public alert https://promo.cfnmedia.com/cresopharmaLooking AheadCreso Pharma Inc. (ASX: CPH) represents a unique opportunity to invest across a broad range of cannabinoid delivery methods and end markets. With its CBD-based animal health products, the company has developed an early edge in Europe that it could exploit to capitalize on the $70+ billion global animal health market. The company's potential is further underscored by its diverse human product lines spanning key European countries.For more information, visit the company's website. https://www.cresopharma.com/for-investors/Please follow this link to read the full article: https://www.cannabisfn.com/?p=2182833&preview=trueAbout CFN MediaCFN Media (CannabisFN) is the leading agency and financial media network dedicated to the global cannabis industry, helps companies operating in the space attract investors, capital, and publicity. 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Please follow the link below to view our full disclosure outlining our compensation: http://www.cannabisfn.com/legal-disclaimer/Frank Lane206-369-7050flane@cannabisfn.com  Around The Bay Doggy Trek 2019-01-15T01:01:06Z around-the-bay-doggy-trek Award winning business Gourmet Pawprints has been bringing Victorians Pawfect Dog Friendly Experiences for over 5 years and the next unique tour has been launched. We all know how much Melbournians love to hear about great adventures where they can bring their dog, so here is the latest and greatest Dog Friendly Experience from Gourmet Pawprints team. Around The Bay Doggy Trek is a unique and exclusive experience taking in the very best Port Philip has to offer with your dog.  Bella the dog welcoming bus will chauffeur you and of course pooches get the window seat. Enjoy wandering coastal treks on both sides of the bay and travelling on board Searoad Ferries - with little paws taking in the view from the outdoor deck area!  There is a stop for morning tea in Geelong and an individual picnic basket lunch in Queenscliff, a town rich in maritime history and incredibly picturesque.  The easy grade walks include a 5km along the pristine waters from Point Lonsdale to Queenscliff. On the Sorrento side there a 3km trek poking around Millionaire views from the cliff tops before boarding Bella for the journey home. We think peeps and paws might be sleeping now. Honouring Annalise Braakensiek 2019-01-07T08:52:03Z honouring-annalise-braakensiek Dear Editor, PETA will always remember Annalise Braakensiek as a powerful force for kindness toward other animals. Annalise bared her skin to help animals in PETA's "The Naked Truth" campaign, and for more than a decade, she spoke out against the cruelty of shipping sheep and cattle over the equator in extreme heat and across the planet to a gruesome death, urging the government "to heed the call of thousands of people around the world by banning live exports". After watching investigative footage of angora fur farms, in which rabbits screamed in pain as their fur was violently ripped from their skin, Annalise Braakensiek used her influence to persuade Australian retailers to ban the use of angora wool. Her passion and persistence made the world a kinder place for animals. We can remember and honour Annalise by doing something nice for animals. Deciding not to eat their flesh, wear their skins or buy products tested on their sensitive eyes or bodies would all help make this world a kinder place. Mimi Bekhechi Campaigns Consultant, PETA Australia PO Box 20308 World Square Sydney, NSW, 2002 (08) 8556-5828 mimib@peta.org.au New Year's Resolution - be kinder 2018-12-26T07:09:20Z new-years-resolution-be-kinder Dear Editor, Many New Year resolutions are arduous and hard to maintain, but here's an easy and very satisfying one: be kinder in 2019. Most people understand that causing others to suffer is wrong. It's why we cringe when someone hits a child, beats a dog, or shoots a cat. But when it comes to having consciousness, feeling joy, and experiencing pain, all animals—including humans—are the same and limiting our scope of compassion to those that are most familiar to us allows untold cruelties to be inflicted upon billions of animals on the planet each year. No one would choose to live in a cramped, filthy shed and wallow in their own filth. No feeling, sensitive person would choose for their babies to be torn away from them so that another species could steal their milk. And no one would watch their friends bleed out on a slaughterhouse floor and willingly stand in line for their throats to be slit next. We all share the desire to live free from harm. Consuming meat and dairy is unnecessary, and PETA urges everyone to go vegan—right here, right now. By doing so, you'll spare nearly 200 animals a year a terrifying death. There's simply no easier way to help animals and prevent suffering than by choosing plant-derived foods instead of meat, eggs, and dairy. Desmond Bellamy Special Projects Coordinator PETA Australia PO Box 2352 Byron Bay NSW 2481 0411 577 416 DesmondB@PETA.org.au Don’t let your Yuletide joy turn sour… How to cook the Christmas ‘bird’ safely 2018-12-19T21:00:00Z dont-let-your-yuletide-joy-turn-sour-how-to-cook-the-christmas-bird-safely-1 Chook Chat Blog – Don’t let your Yuletide joy turn sour… How to cook the Christmas ‘bird’ safely To keep you informed please see a link to this month's 'Chook Chat', the blog for the Australian Chicken Meat Industry, and a post by Deputy Executive Director Dr Kylie Hewson. This month's blog takes a timely look at cooking the Christmas ‘bird’ safely. In previous blogs we’ve emphasised the importance of adhering to the key food safety principles of ‘clean, chill, cook, separate’(see infographic here https://bit.ly/2QCwsfc) in ensuring your chicken handling skills in the kitchen are up to scratch and that your roast chook doesn’t make you crook – but how does this relate to preparing a Christmas turkey? The bacteria that may be present on raw turkey are basically the same as those that may be found on raw chicken, so the general food safety tips still apply, but the size difference between turkeys and chickens means there are some nuances to preparing your roast turkey. The direct link to the post is https://bit.ly/2PLye8n or visit the Chook Chat blog on www.chicken.org.au. Blog updates are also communicated via the ACMF twitter channel (@ACMFchicken). About the ACMF The Australian Chicken Meat Federation (ACMF) is the peak body of Australia’s chicken meat industry, representing both growers and processors. Its members are the five State Chicken Meat Councils (NSW, VIC, QLD, SA and WA), the Australian Chicken Growers’ Council and the Australian Poultry Industries Association. Its blog 'Chook Chat' is aimed at providing an insight into the way the chicken industry does things and why – it is not intended to promote products, but to provide the facts. For more information about Australian Chicken Meat Federation, visithttp://www.chicken.org.au/ Media inquiries contact: Quay Communications, Emma Norgrove, M:0499 688 001, T:02 9386 9161,emma@quaycommunications.com.au Virbac Australia releases end-of-year findings from its national trace mineral challenge. 2018-12-17T05:21:46Z virbac-australia-releases-end-of-year-findings-from-its-national-trace-mineral-challenge As the year draws to a close, animal health company Virbac Australia has collected all available data on the Multimin Performance Ready Challenge, a 12-month program which invites seven Multimin challengers to share their learnings as they reveal the benefits of Multimin, a trace mineral injection for livestock. From beef producers in Queensland, South Australia and Tasmania, to a dairy producer in Victoria and a Poll Merino breeder in the Southern Tablelands of NSW, Virbac’s challengers have being trialing Multimin’s effects. The trial has explored improvements in areas like conception rates and immunity, body conformation, carcass weight and characteristics, incidence of diseases, growth rates and conception times. With the assistance of expert mentors, challengers have received 12 months worth of free Multimin product and a tailored nutrition program developed by leading industry mentors. Each program is aligned to each challenger’s goals and ultimately their bottom line, and challengers have been sharing their program results and experiences online at www.multiminchallenge.com. State by state, some of the key highlights include: QLD: Multimin treated heifers have shown an improved immune response to leptospirosis – and results also showed that animals treated with Multimin and 7 in 1 had higher levels of protection. QLD challenger Don McConnel reports that “animals given Multimin had higher mean antibodies to leptospirosis. On visual appraisal, the animals that have been treated in heifer groups also look in noticeably better condition.” Mentor Matt Ball says that “it’s been great working with Don at Mt Brisbane. We are studying conception rates, immunity, and growth and development responses to trace minerals, and we’ve seen very positive results suggesting that animals treated with Multimin and 7 in 1 had higher levels of protection, with on average higher antibodies to leptospirosis. Heifers also seem to be growing better, with a healthier appearance in the treatment group.” WA: When pregnancy-tested in October, challenger Ryan Willing saw above 90% conception in both groups, with the Multimin-treated animals slightly ahead. Challenge mentor Enoch Bergman reports seeing “fantastic results with Ryan’s cattle. Multimin has proven its worth in this instance and reinforced the importance of investing for the future.” VIC: Multimin played a greater role in supporting calves during their first 12 weeks, says challenger mentor Dr Susan Swaney, who reports that “the Multimin Challenge has given people who have never tried it the chance to see how it performs on their property, and we’ve seen some really great results. We certainly saw differences within the first 12 weeks. The treated calves didn’t seem to suffer from the usual gastric signs that the untreated herd had at the time of weaning. Multimin helped with the adjustment to weaner rations, and they went straight on to the new diet without any issues.” NSW: Challenger mentor Dr Elizabeth Bramley describes Multimin’s impact on sheep weight and carcass characteristics: “The focus of trace mineral supplementation has developed beyond merely correcting deficiency symptoms to strategic mineral supplementation, which is aimed at the optimisation of reproductive performance, immune function and growth. This strategic approach can better support improvements in productivity and subsequently profitability.” Next year will bring further results for the Multimin challenge. Data due early in 2019 will include weight measurements and MSA grading in steers, pregnancy-testing cows, calving distribution, liver testing, worm egg counts and conception rates. All these factors will influence the performance of livestock and ultimately enhance producer profitability. Challengers are excited to see the longer-term results as they begin to calculate the cost benefit analysis for producers. Dr Jerry Liu, Livestock Nutrition Product Manager at Virbac Australia summarises the impact of those results: “Previous trials have shown that Multimin is able to improve the performance of livestock in these areas. If this is replicated for our challengers, it will have a significant impact on their bottom line.” Judged by both challenge mentors and the public, the winner will be announced in May 2019 and awarded an ‘experience of lifetime’ prize, specifically tailored to their farming system. Exciting results of the Multimin Performance Ready Challenge will be announced in March 2019. To find out more about how Multimin can improve your livestock performance, contact your local Virbac representative on 1800 242 100. Interested farmers can also sign up for continuing updates on the Multimin Performance Ready Challenge at www.multiminchallenge.com About Multimin Virbac's Multimin Injection is a rapidly absorbed source of trace minerals, which can bypass the rumen for direct uptake into the blood in eight hours. The active ingredients are needed for the body to produce two important antioxidants involved in protecting the reproductive and immune systems. For cattle, it is available as a four in one formulation containing copper, selenium, manganese, and zinc. For sheep producers, it is available with or without copper. Ends Media Enquiries: Kate Munsie - C7EVEN COMMUNICATIONS (02) 6766 4513 kate.munsie@c7even.com.au Photo captions: QLD Multimin Challenger, Don McConnel’s Heifers Enoch Bergman and Tony Murdoch Preg-testing at Ryan Willing's, WA Soy to the world 2018-12-17T03:37:43Z soy-to-the-world Dear Editor, Christmas is supposed to be the season of peace and goodwill to all. Shouldn't that extend to the holiday table? More than 600 million animals are slaughtered in abattoirs for Australian tables every year. About 5 million turkeys are slaughtered annually, most of them at Christmas. Turkeys, like all other animals, experience pain and fear. They also welcome affection, and will sit for hours while their feathers are stroked. But on factory farms, their lives are cut short and they're denied everything that’s natural and important to them. Genetically bred to gain weight rapidly, these birds struggle to walk under the weight of their unnaturally heavy breasts. At only a few months old, turkeys face a terrifying journey to the slaughterhouse, where their heads are submerged in an electrified "stunning tank", their throats are slashed by a mechanical blade, and they're dumped into scalding water in order to remove their feathers. If Christmas is all about kindness and compassion, let's choose to be kind to animals too. It costs us nothing to leave them off our plates and instead enjoy tasty, nutritious and easy-to-prepare vegan meals. Have yourself a merry little Christmas feast, without the cruelty. Mouth-watering Christmas recipes are available at PETA.org.au. Mimi Bekhechi Campaigns Consultant, PETA Australia PO Box 20308 World Square Sydney, NSW, 2002 (08) 8556-5828 mimib@peta.org.au Bad ideas for Christmas presents 2018-12-10T07:06:52Z bad-ideas-for-christmas-presents Dear Editor, If you are thinking of giving a dog or cat as a "gift" this Christmas, please reconsider. No matter how much they’d like to make it work, many people who receive animals as gifts find that they’re unable to make the lifelong commitment to caring for their new animal companion. Animals deserve the best lives possible, but being given as a gift will make that outcome less likely. Animal shelters are filled beyond capacity with homeless animals, many of whom were former "pets"—all because a child lost interest and no one else stepped in and took the time to provide training and care. When their novelty wears off, animals who are given as "gifts" are often neglected, left in backyards, dumped on the streets to die or surrendered to shelters – which have to euthanise thousands of animals every year for lack of good homes. Adding a dog or cat to the family means promising to care for, spend time with and love this animal for his or her lifetime – which could be 15 years or more. If you’re ready for this, please adopt a dog or cat from a shelter. To learn more, visit PETA.org.au. Laura Weyman-Jones Press Officer, PETA Australia PO Box 20308 World Square Sydney, NSW 2002 08 8556 5828 LauraWJ@peta.org.au More than one way to peel a potato 2018-12-05T12:07:40Z more-than-one-way-to-peel-a-potato Dear Editor, A new report this week has suggested that phrases featuring cruelty to animals such as "bring home the bacon" will die out as more and more people go vegan. The English language grows, evolves and adapts, and this change makes a lot of sense. PETA is suggesting that people start using fun phrases like "taking a flower by the thorns" instead of "taking a bull by the horns". Phrases that perpetuate violence toward animals have no place in our modern society, where we recognise that animals are sentient beings. While people are working hard to eliminate hate speech related to sexism, racism and bigotry, we should also be employing more compassionate language in relation to animals. When you think about it, the phrase "more than one way to skin a cat” is disgusting. Millions of cats in China suffer unimaginably as they are skinned for their fur, which is something that makes Australians who consider our cats members of our family sick to our stomachs. Who would argue against changing that vile expression to "more than one way to peel a potato"? Desmond Bellamy Special Projects Coordinator PETA Australia PO Box 2352 Byron Bay NSW 2481 0411 577 416 DesmondB@PETA.org.au KITTENS IN THE KITCHEN. PUPPIES IN THE PANTRY. 2018-12-05T01:22:08Z kittens-in-the-kitchen-puppies-in-the-pantry Looking for the PURR-fect stocking filler for the cat-obsessed person in your life?  Or perhaps you need a PAW-some present for a friend who is a whizz in the kitchen and has dogs?  VetShopAustralia’s Book of Treats is full of simple and tasty recipes your pets will love. More than just a cookbook, Book of Treats includes not only nutritious and healthy pet snacks but also information on what not to feed your pet, pet superfoods plus helpful facts and pet food tips from Dr Mark, Head Veterinarian at VetShopAustralia. “If you’re like me, you love giving your pet treats so why not treat them with nutritious and health snacks,” said Dr Mark. “And if you’re after a special occasion treat this festive season, we’ve got them covered too!” With over 20 delicious and healthy treats including pupcakes, catsicles, salmon biscuits, pumpkin chews and gingerbread men cookies, plus full page colour recipes and stunning photography,   VetShopAustralia’s Book of Treats is guaranteed to spread some Christmas cheer. Bon A-Pet-Treat! The VetShopAustralia Book of Treats is available online at: www.VetShopAustralia.com.au   For images, visit: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1s8Jqfs2jrSjw3flmQNkemN_QJ3_EIfKZ  Busted: 10 myths about African safaris that are just tall tales 2018-12-05T00:58:11Z busted-10-myths-about-african-safaris-that-are-just-tall-tales Busted: 10 myths about African safaris that are just tall tales December 2018: If you love the idea of an African safari, but aren’t sure if the stories you’ve heard are fact or fiction, read on. Wendy Buckley, founder of Africa Safari Experts, has more than 40 years’ experience as a Travel Advisor and has worked as Camp Manager in a remote Zambian safari camp too. Here’s her round up of 10 common myths about safaris, along with the reality based on her own experience. The lions (or other animals) might jump in the truck with you ‘Animals born where safaris are common have, over many generations, become habituated to the presence of vehicles with people on board. Africa Safari Experts only recommends operators who employ highly skilled safari guides and staff who implement strict safety standards, so our clients can relax and enjoy their safari experience knowing they are in the safest of hands,’ says Wendy. You need a lot of medication and/or vaccinations to travel to Africa ‘There are places in Africa that are free of malaria so you can enjoy the amazing wildlife without the need for anti-malarial medication,’ says Wendy. ‘Vaccinations for typhoid and hepatitis A and B are generally advised, but we recommend contacting your medical practice for more information.’ Flights to Africa are really long You can fly non-stop from Perth to South Africa in just 11 hours, or from Sydney to South Africa in 14 hours. From there, your safari camp destination could be as close as a three-hour drive or one-hour flight away. There’s no Wi-Fi on safari ‘Wi-Fi is available at the majority of camps, lodges and hotels we work with,’ says Wendy. ‘Hiccups with technology do happen from time to time, but that can happen anywhere you might travel.’ African safaris are expensive Africa Safari Experts offers safaris ranging from lower budget to super luxe. ‘Our camps and lodges offer a fully inclusive nightly rate which is prepaid and helps clients manage their budgets effectively. Any extras such as tipping and excursions are discussed when we put together your holiday.’ Africa isn’t safe Africa is a vast continent and some areas are best avoided. However, in 2018 the Institute for Economics and Peace ranked Botswana, Namibia, Zambia, Rwanda, Uganda, Madagascar, Tanzania, Mozambique, Madagascar, Morocco, and Malawi as safer than the U.S. ‘Major national parks and tourist attractions are protected and managed by experienced tourism operators in co-operation with governments who are committed to the safety and enjoyment of every traveller,’ says Wendy. Safaris are not a good option for single (particularly female) travellers ‘Safaris can be perfect for single travellers. The combination of morning and afternoon safaris, all-inclusive meals in camp, and excursions to local schools and NGOs, gives guests plenty of shared experiences and lots to talk about with their fellow travellers. Our safari guides and lodge staff are friendly and welcoming and go out of their way to make sure everyone feels comfortable and gets the most from their holiday.’ Kids will be bored Children of all ages are fascinated by wildlife and there’s an African safari to suit every family. Africa Safari Experts offers walking safaris, family-friendly small group tours, accommodation at child-friendly lodges with pools, kids activity programs and meals, and more. ‘A safari provides a really rich learning experience for families, whether the children are very young, primary school age or in their teens. There’s nothing like experiencing the magical African bush and seeing leopards, giraffes, elephants, lions and the great migration of wildebeest. Kids can also visit rural villages and see how they are contributing directly to the protection of wildlife and local communities. Children love having adventures with their families and learn so much too,’ says Wendy. Safaris don’t cater for people with a disability ‘Many of the lodges we work with cater for travellers with a disability, providing access onto the safari vehicle, private guides and vehicles, accommodation and access to public areas. Simply contact us as early as you can in the planning process and we’ll help make your safari dream come true,’ she says. Safari camps are uncomfortable If you travel with Africa Safari Experts you’ll be staying in comfortable lodges or glamping (glamorous camping) in amazing locations overlooking rivers, bush, plains and watering holes, with the sounds of the African wildlife night and day. Facilities typically include private bathrooms, full size beds with duvets, power and Wi-Fi, and fans. For more information visit: www.africasafariexperts.com.au Africa Safari Experts is an independent affiliate of Main Beach Travel Australia a Virtuoso member Charles Darwin University is the latest to take part in national trace mineral challenge 2018-12-03T02:31:22Z charles-darwin-university-is-the-latest-to-take-part-in-national-trace-mineral-challenge Charles Darwin University (CDU) is expected to announce livestock pregnancy improvements from participation in the Multimin Performance Ready Challenge, a 12-month program run by animal health company Virbac Australia. The Multimin Performance Ready Challenge gives seven participants the chance to experience first-hand the benefits of Multimin’s trace mineral injection, with assistance from expert mentors. Challengers receive 12 months of free Multimin product and a tailored nutrition program developed by leading industry mentors – and they’ll also be in the running to win the experience of a lifetime, specifically tailored to their farming system. With each challenger sharing their program results and experiences, Charles Darwin University’s Katherine Rural Campus trial site is the latest to take part. Based 16 km north of Katherine, the site is managed by Jessica Di Pasquale, Alison Haines and Noah Taylor, who together operate a Brahman stud and Brahman/cross breed commercial herd from an on-site farm and stud at the University’s training facility. Their goals are to increase fertility, conception and productivity and improve immunity and health, under the expert guidance of Multimin mentor Dr Amanda Dunn from Katherine Veterinary Care Centre. As part of the trial, 92 non-pregnant adult cows have been assigned one of two treatment groups at random, and have been given either Multimin or no Multimin (control herd) four weeks before bulls were introduced in November. In March 2019, all trial animals will be pregnancy-tested, and the resulting data will measure each cow’s pregnancy status, foetus age and animal weight to determine the effect of Multimin trace minerals. As Jessica explains, “Multimin injection has been scientifically proven to top up trace minerals, and we’re looking forward to seeing the results. We’ll be sharing our observations over the coming months – and as previous field trials have proven that breeders treated with Multimin have significantly higher conception rates earlier in the calving season, we’re expecting to see improved conception at first cycle from these latest trials.” Dr Jerry Liu, Livestock Nutrition Product Manager at Virbac Australia described the Multimin Challenge as an “extraordinary opportunity for farmers to learn more about animal nutrition. Trace minerals are essential elements for healthy sheep and cattle, and we know that during high demand periods such as joining, weaning and birthing, animals have higher requirements for certain trace minerals. This is sure to be a fascinating study into the effects of a new strategic approach for optimal performance management.” The Multimin Performance Ready Challenge is also part of Virbac’s ongoing commitment to animal health education, with the company supporting students who have a desire to work in agriculture and rural operations in a number of different ways. Through working with CDU on the Multimin Performance Ready Challenge, the company encourages school leavers to get involved in agriculture and rural operations through Agricultural Training Colleges to become an ag specialist or prepare for jobs in rural and regional sectors. In addition, WA mentor Enoch Bergman recently gave five young vets from Murdoch University hands-on experience with preg-testing and the chance to learn more about the Multimin Challenge – and Virbac also takes in 2-3 students per year, providing invaluable work experience to help nurture Australia’s next generation of agricultural specialists. To find out more about how Multimin can improve livestock performance, contact your local Virbac representative on 1800 242 100. Interested farmers can also sign up for continuing updates on the Multimin Performance Ready Challenge at www.multiminchallenge.com/signup/. About Multimin Virbac's trace mineral injection Multimin 4 in 1 for cattle delivers a balanced ratio of four trace minerals, including selenium, copper, manganese and zinc – while Multimin 3 in 1 injection for sheep and cattle contains selenium, manganese and zinc, bypassing the rumen for direct uptake through the blood in eight hours. Ends Media Enquiries: Kate Munsie - C7EVEN COMMUNICATIONS (02) 6766 4513 kate.munsie@c7even.com.au Photo captions: Dr Amanda Dunn and Jessica Beckhouse Charles Darwin University Brahman Cattle Leave the dog at home 2018-11-29T06:56:57Z leave-the-dog-at-home Dear Editor, Heatwaves and record temperatures are being recorded right across the country, even before the official start of summer. This is not just uncomfortable – it can be deadly. Authorities are pleading for motorists to leave their dogs at home or in a cool location. There have already been an alarming number of reports of animals suffering heat stress in cars and backyards. If dogs are left in a parked car for even a short amount of time, they can die. On a 30 degree day, the temperature inside a car can potentially rise to well over forty degrees in less than five minutes. In one test, the temperature rose to 57 degrees in twelve minutes. Any animal left inside that car would be dead. If you see a dog showing any symptoms of heatstroke – including restlessness, heavy panting, vomiting, lethargy and lack of coordination – get the animal into the shade immediately. You can lower a dog's body temperature by providing the dog with water, applying a cold towel to the dog's head and chest or immersing the dog in tepid (not ice-cold) water. Then immediately call a veterinarian. Please, when it’s warm outside, leave animals at home. If you see a dog left in a car, have the car's owner paged at nearby stores or call 000 immediately and never leave until the animal is safe—their life may depend on your actions. Desmond Bellamy Special Projects Coordinator PETA Australia PO Box 2352 Byron Bay NSW 2481 0411 577 416 DesmondB@PETA.org.au Brisbane Ends Use of Live Animals in David Jones Christmas Parade 2018-11-27T23:58:40Z brisbane-ends-use-of-live-animals-in-david-jones-christmas-parade BRISBANE ENDS USE OF LIVE ANIMALS IN DAVID JONES CHRISTMAS PARADE Department Store Tells PETA It Won’t Use Deer, Donkeys or Camels in Annual Festivities For Immediate Release: 28 November 2018 Contact: Trafford Smith; 0406-713-994 traffords@peta.org.au Brisbane – Following numerous appeals from PETA, and public protests by Animal Liberation Queensland highlighting that live-animal displays are demonstrably cruel and can be dangerous to the public, department store David Jones has confirmed that it will not include any animals, including deer, donkeys and camels, in its Christmas Parade through the Brisbane Central District this year. “PETA applauds David Jones’ decision, as there’s nothing merry about using animals as holiday ornaments,” says PETA liaison Emily Rice. “Any other stores or venues tempted to exhibit deer or other animals in their parades to follow David Jones’ compassionate lead.” In its correspondence with David Jones, PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to use for entertainment”—pointed out that deer, who naturally shun human contact, endure a perpetual state of discomfort, and stress at such parades. They’re also often trucked from one event to the next and subjected to a constant barrage of strange noises, human activity, and people trying to touch them. For more information, please visit PETA.org.au. Wool Industry in PETA's Crosshairs After New Exposes Show Sheep Mutilated On Farms 2018-11-19T21:41:01Z wool-industry-in-petas-crosshairs-after-new-exposes-show-sheep-mutilated-on-farms For Immediate Release: November 20, 2018 Contact: Trafford Smith 0406 713 994; TraffordS@peta.org.au WOOL INDUSTRY IN PETA'S CROSSHAIRS AFTER NEW EXPOSÉS SHOW SHEEP MUTILATED ON FARMS Two New PETA Asia Investigations Reveal Even More Horrific, Pervasive Abuse in the Wool Industry Melbourne – Two new PETA video exposés recorded on sheep farms in Victoria and New South Wales show workers beating petrified sheep in the face, deliberately mutilating them, and cutting their throats while they were fully conscious. One of the videos shows a farm manager carving swaths of flesh from lambs' hindquarters with shears as they struggle and cry out. It also shows workers cutting and burning off their tails with a hot knife and no painkillers. A second video, shot by a PETA Asia eyewitness, reveals even more abuse: shearers are seen striking sheep in the face with sharp metal clippers, kneeling on their stomachs, and throwing them about. One worker bragged that he once "hit one [sheep] so hard I knocked it out. F**ked it under the jaw a bit too hard." "PETA and its international affiliates have now revealed extreme cruelty to sheep at 99 operations on four continents around the world. We've shown that sheep are beaten, kicked, slammed into the floor, cut up, and mutilated and often die in appalling ways – all for a sweater," says PETA founder Ingrid Newkirk. "PETA is appealing to all members of the public who care about animals to show that they oppose such ghastly abuse by going wool-free." PETA Asia has asked Australian law-enforcement officials to investigate the findings for violations of each state's Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act and to file appropriate charges. PETA – whose motto reads, in part, that "animals are not ours to wear" – notes that these new videos mark the 10th and 11th global exposés of the wool industry published by PETA or its affiliates. For more information, please visit PETA.org.au.