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21 August 2018

Animal Welfare Amendments in WA

Animal Welfare Amendments in WA

One of the most important issues in animal welfare at the moment is the current discussion about the State’s animal welfare laws. The legislation that covers matters relating to the welfare of animals in all kinds of settings in the community, including farms, saleyards and abattoirs, is the Animal Welfare Act 2002.

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New Australian Saleyards Standards, but not for WA

21 August 2018

New Australian Saleyards Standards, but not for WA

The Australian Animal Welfare Standards and Guidelines for Saleyards and Depots were finalised in February this year but won’t apply to WA without amendments to the Animal Welfare Act.

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Pain relief product can now be used for cattle

21 August 2018

Pain relief product can now be used for cattle

Tri-solfen has been registered as an approved pain-relief drug for use during dehorning and disbudding of beef cattle and dairy cows.

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Puppy Farm or Backyard Breeder - Is There a Difference?

21 August 2018

Puppy Farm or Backyard Breeder - Is There a Difference?

What is a puppy farm? How is a puppy farm different to a backyard dog breeder? Key difference outlined in this article.

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Sheep and Heat Stress: The Facts

21 June 2018

Sheep and Heat Stress: The Facts

Both the Australian Veterinary Association and the Federal Government commissioned review of the live sheep export industry by Dr Michael McCarthy raised the issue of the impact of heat stress on sheep.

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Proposed New Laws Mean Better Welfare for Dogs

21 June 2018

Proposed New Laws Mean Better Welfare for Dogs

From time to time, RSPCA is asked what the State Government’s proposed new laws to stop puppy farming might mean for working dog breeders. So, what’s happening and why?

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