Animals in Agriculture

The information provided on this page outlines how the RSPCA WA works with industry and stakeholders to ensure humane treatment of animals in agriculture. You will find a short summary of the each of the key issues, with links to further information including legislation, policies and guidelines.

Livestock Welfare

RSPCA WA is committed to supporting animal welfare in Western Australian food and fibre industries. We collaborate with governments, peak farming bodies, regional groups and individual farmers to provide feedback and advice on matters to do with animal welfare. Our objective is to ensure animals in agriculture are treated humanely from birth to slaughter. Indeed, this aim is shared by many farmers and peak farming bodies.

The RSPCA Approved Farming Scheme is Australia’s leading independent certification scheme focused on animal welfare. The Scheme is owned and operated by RSPCA Australia, who established the Approved Farming Scheme as part of its efforts to improve the lives of Australia’s farm animals.


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Livestock Welfare Matters Regular E-Newsletter

RSPCA WA publishes a regular e-newsletter, outlining RSPCA position and discussion on animal welfare topics relevant to the Agriculture sector in Western Australia.

Click here to sign up to receive a copy of the Livestock Welfare Matters quarterly e-news.

If you have any questions about RSPCA's policy, position or opinion on matters related to animal welfare in the WA Agriculture sector, please drop us a line.

To read previous articles published in Livestock Welfare Matters, click here.

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