Archive of: Livestock Welfare

Animal Welfare Amendments in WA

21 August 2018

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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Nugget, The Abandoned Kelpie

21 June 2018

Nugget, The Abandoned Kelpie

Dogs like Nugget, a young Kelpie, come through RSPCA from time to time - and they’re perfect matches for people with plenty of space for a young dog to grow.

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Better Welfare for Meat Chickens

21 June 2018

Better Welfare for Meat Chickens

Chicken is the most popular meat in Australia, with Australians eating an average of 45kg of chicken meat every year. To meet this demand, Australian farmers raise over 550 million meat chickens annually.

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Open letter to all West Australians from RSPCA WA President, Lynne Bradshaw AM

18 April 2018

Open letter to all West Australians from RSPCA WA President, Lynne Bradshaw AM

Open letter from RSPCA WA President, Lynne Bradshaw AM, about the horrendous live export situation currently unfolding.

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RSPCA WA CALLS FOR END TO LONG-HAUL LIVE EXPORT OF SHEEP

09 April 2018

RSPCA WA CALLS FOR END TO LONG-HAUL LIVE EXPORT OF SHEEP

RSPCA WA is appalled at the footage of the abhorrent treatment of sheep in the long-haul live export industry. We are equally stunned that, despite the overwhelming evidence, the Federal Department of Agriculture has granted yet another export licence to this same, repeat-offender exporter.

The footage last night showed the distressing experience of sheep on long-haul export journeys – most of which is caused by high stocking density, extreme heat conditions, and lack of veterinary care.

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