Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - OPINION -

FOR own­ers of pets who are fright­ened by the noise of fire­works dis­plays, please re­mem­ber that all ap­proved fire­works in WA are posted on the in­ter­net by the Dept of Mines so that you are warned in ad­vance, up­dated fort­nightly, about fire­works in your area and keep your pets safe in­doors

To ac­cess, google "Perth Fire­works". MORAG CROFT, Lath­lain. re­view its Di­rect Ac­tion cli­mate pol­icy, as stud­ies in­di­cate that it's un­likely to meet emis­sions tar­gets.

The Min­is­ter for the En­vi­ron­ment and En­ergy said re­cently that he wanted "to find the low­est cost way to meet our emis­sions re­duc­tion tar­gets while at the same time en­sur­ing the lights al­ways stay on".

The so­lu­tion is star­ing us in the face three times a day. Over half of Aus­tralia's car­bon emis­sions come from an­i­mal agri­cul­ture, so if ev­ery res­i­dent ate one, two or prefer­ably three ve­gan meals each day, it'd make a huge dif­fer­ence.

If the gov­ern­ment can't or won't fix it, it's time for Aus­tralian con­sumers to make an easy and crit­i­cally im­por­tant new year's res­o­lu­tion: let's take our own "di­rect ac­tion" and stop pay­ing the meat, dairy, and egg in­dus­tries to pol­lute our en­vi­ron­ment, dam­age our health, and cause ap­pal­ing suf­fer­ing to mil­lions of an­i­mals. DES­MOND BEL­LAMY, Spe­cial projects co-or­di­na­tor PETA Aus­tralia By­ron Bay.

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