The University of South Australia (UniSA) in a joint project between Apoorva Madan; Master of Psychology (Clinical) Student Researcher, Dr Phil Kavanagh; Research Supervisor and Dr Tania Signal; Research Supervisor are conducting a study on the Psychological effects of Compassion among Animal Advocates/Activists.

The aim of this study is to explore the psychological and emotional effects of compassion for animals and involvement in animal advocacy and/or activism. There is currently little awareness in Psychology surrounding the psychological impact that involvement in animal advocacy/activism may have on individuals. Understanding these effects may aid in increased awareness, research and potential future support development for the animal activist community, if appropriate. Your participation in this study will include providing basic demographic information, some information regarding your involvement in advocacy/activism, and providing responses to statements about your emotional experiences. 

For more information and to participate in the survey please go to

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NWC 2015 Rehabilitator Grants Program

2015 NWC Rehabilitator Grants Program brought forward by 3 months

The NSW Wildlife Council has brought forward its annual program of small grants to licensed rehabilitators by three months to avoid the busy spring season for rehabilitators and their Groups. This year’s Grants program offers five grants of up to $1,000 each for wildlife rehabilitation projects that will be assessed on the criteria of Need, Excellence and Value for money.

The applications are open now and must be completed and returned to NWC no later than 1st August, 2015. Applicants must have their projects “signed off” by their Group. Voting will take place on eligible applications at the Annual General Meeting to be held on Sunday 23rd August, 2015 and successful applicants will be advised by the end of August. They will need to accept the Grant terms within three weeks.

Full details of the Application process and the Application Form  are included in the links.

The NWC looks forward to a successful Grants round for 2015 – any queries you may have about the Grants Program should be addressed to email hidden; JavaScript is required

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FAWNA’s submission to parliamentary Enquiry

FAWNA joins over 7000 environmental organisations or supporters who made submissions to the Parliamentary Enquiry on Tax Deductible Donations to bodies listed on the Register of Environmental Organisations (REO).

Submissions are available for view on this link

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