Archive of: Livestock Welfare

What is animal sentience and what has it got to do with farming?

17 October 2019

What is animal sentience and what has it got to do with farming?

Successful producers know how to “read animals” and maximise that instinctive knowledge to produce healthy, contented livestock, which means a profitable business.

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What's new in Fit to Load guidelines?

17 October 2019

What's new in Fit to Load guidelines?

The new Fit to Load Guide is essential reading for everyone involved with transporting livestock.

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Live sheep exports: Twin-tier ships on the way out

17 October 2019

Live sheep exports: Twin-tier ships on the way out

Twin-tier ships are set to be gone from Australia from 1 January 2020 and this can only be good for animal welfare.

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Mulesing: The times are changing

17 October 2019

Mulesing: The times are changing

Mulesing is a quick and effective way of controlling flystrike in Merino sheep which is why it is popular with producers. However, mulesing is extremely painful.

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New RSPCA podcasts on farm animal welfare

17 October 2019

New RSPCA podcasts on farm animal welfare

The welfare of farm animals is of growing interest to the Australian community. This was revealed in a Federal Department of Agriculture report released late last year that found 95% of Australians are concerned about farm animal welfare, with little difference in attitude between people from capital cities or regional areas.

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RSPCA is here to help farmers with their animals in hard times

10 June 2019

RSPCA is here to help farmers with their animals in hard times

Recently, we became aware that the Water Corporation sent letters to farmers with overdue accounts threatening to restrict their water supply and notify RSPCA of the reduced water availability for animals on the property.

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The RSPCA's Role in Agriculture

06 June 2019

The RSPCA's Role in Agriculture

Livestock producers are responsible for looking after millions of animals across Australia. That means producers are a very important group to RSPCA.

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Standards will be positive for good dog welfare

06 June 2019

Standards will be positive for good dog welfare

The State Government has released a draft policy paper on proposed Standards and Guidelines for the Health and Welfare of Dogs in Western Australia. It is intended the proposals will apply to all dogs in WA including on farms, whether they are pets or working animals.

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What's wrong with electric shock dog collars?

06 June 2019

What's wrong with electric shock dog collars?

The RSPCA is opposed to the use of electric shock collars, or e-collars, on dogs and, their use is prohibited in other Australian jurisdictions including ACT, NSW and South Australia.

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Strategic Partnerships to improve animal welfare in the livestock sector

06 June 2019

Strategic Partnerships to improve animal welfare in the livestock sector

Australia’s red meat and livestock research and marketing body, Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA), has partnered with some of the country’s leading researchers to undertake a suite of projects focussed on improving animal welfare.

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