Retired Queensland race horses have been given a second chance at life with Queensland Racing Minister Grace Grace launching a new animal welfare program.(Image Source: Public Domain Pictures)
The incentive will save the lives horses set for the abattoir when they are no longer needed in the racing industry.
Racing Australia’s 2016 annual report claims 90 percent of horses are rehomed when retired but this data is refuted by animal activists.
2000 staff pre-deployed ahead of Cyclone Debbie and more updates
In the midst of the oncoming category 4 tropical cyclone, the Queensland government has pre-deployed or put on standby 2000 staff to prepare for when Cyclone Debbie makes landfall later today.
The internet is expectantly full of cute animals and funny memes, but now US President Donald Trump has allegedly taken aim at a kitten website, designed by a 17-year-old girl from San Francisco.
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Lucy created the website as a laugh while applying for developer jobs, the only thing the website offered was a chance to virtually scratch photos of Trump’s head using the paws of a kitten.
Originally called Trumpscratch, and then Kittenfeed, Lucy claims she received two threatening cease and desist letters from The Trump Organization - while Lucy complied with the letters, she said a president should not have the time or care to hire people to shut down harmless sites like hers.
Eight little pigs ran all the way to the finish line raising $8000 for the RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter service at the seventh annual Sandy Creek Pig Races. (Image: Food 4 Your Mood)
The event held near Warwick on Saturday attracted hundreds of Darling Down locals making the race one of the most successful fundraisers for the charity in the region.
Last calendar year, the Toowoomba RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter completed 587 missions, including 458 inter-hospital transfers, four neonatal transfers, 121 airlifts from the scene of an accident or incident and four search and rescues, in a service worth over $7.3 million to the region.
Entrepreneurs from across Queensland will present their wares and pitch to global investors at the Myriad Festival in Brisbane this month. (Image: Flickr)
The Palaszczuk Government is supporting a 127-strong delegation from all corners of Queensland to showcase their business ideas to local and international world industry leaders.
Innovation Minister Leeanne Enoch said the festival will open doors to new customers, investors and contacts for the Queensland innovators and develop ground-breaking products and business services for global investors.