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  • 6 February 2016
    UPDATE from Animals Defenders International regarding the dreadful plight of the lions left in Yemen zoo we... fb.me/2vbryi9bD
  • 5 February 2016
    Some days I really hate what comes up on Facebook newsfeed, this pic form the Yemen zoo would have to be one of... fb.me/NqGbif5w
  • 4 February 2016
    RIP Jewel, what a tragedy to suffer the way you did to provide puppies to a filthy back yard breeder fb.me/3jW4jwqlx
  • 2 February 2016
    Tragic scene at at U.S vets office after a Police Dog was stabbed in the line of duty and given a hero send off... fb.me/112N3R2gW
  • 1 February 2016
    A driver has deliberately run down and killed 17 kangaroos on a stretch of road outside Brisbane. I hope there is... fb.me/6VwXJAk7V
  • 25 January 2016
    WARNING WESTERN SUBURBS MELBOURNE- this animal trap was found on 21st Jan in LAVERTON and was set up. It was... fb.me/4eR1f1EQE
  • 25 January 2016
    2 beautiful pigs were saved and rescued from the slaughterhouse. They slowly began to trust humans and began to... fb.me/217ipBqn8
  • 25 January 2016
    Did you know the Animal Justice Party has a Youth devision? Check it out!! they do great work for all animals... fb.me/4DVSQVqGC
  • 23 January 2016
    Please share or keep an eye out for any information regarding these missing/stolen pet pigs saved from Slaughter... fb.me/455ziHZWY
  • 22 January 2016
    and here we go again, what an absolute disgrace for Victoria to still be doing this fb.me/2tZfPZ7pQ
ATAAC | Australian Teens Against Animal Cruelty - Eye on red meat
HERALD SUN MARCH 19th


EATING excessive amounts of red meat can make you blind, particularly if you gorge on salami, Victorian research has found.

A study involving 6734 Melbourne people found those who ate red meat more than 10 times a week had a 50 per cent higher risk of suffering early age-related macular degeneration than moderate meat eaters.

For those who eat lots of processed meats, the risk factor is double that for those who eat about four serves of red meat a week, the world-first study by the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital and the Centre for Eye Research Australia has found.

But for those who eat more than 3 1/2 meals of chicken, the chances of suffering from a late form of age-related macular degeneration actually decreases, according to report author Dr Elaine Chong.

"This is the first study that has really looked at meat intake and macular degeneration, so I would not push for a public health warning until further studies to confirm the findings," she said.

"The cause of age-related macular degeneration is not known, so we are postulating that things within smoked meat, which are oxidated, could increase the risk."

Dr Chong said high meat consumption has been associated with increased levels of N-nitroso compounds and heme iron, which release free radicals that can be toxic to the retina.

The condition reduces central vision and affects one in seven people aged over 50.

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  • 6 Feb 2016
    UPDATE from Animals Defenders International regarding the dreadful plight of the lions left in Yemen zoo we posted about yesterday and what is being done to assist them. Unfortunately (or fortunately ) the male lion in the photo has since died :(
 
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