Archive of: Livestock Welfare

WA finally adopts standards and guidelines for livestock

20 October 2020

WA finally adopts standards and guidelines for livestock

After more than ten years, WA has finally adopted regulations to protect the welfare of sheep and cattle during land transport and at saleyards and depots.

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Animal Welfare and Farm Trespass Legislation Amendment Bill

20 October 2020

Animal Welfare and Farm Trespass Legislation Amendment Bill

RSPCA WA has made its submission to the Animal Welfare and Farm Trespass Legislation Amendment Bill. Read about our points of concern.

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Welfare is not a dirty word

20 October 2020

Welfare is not a dirty word

RSPCA WA’s Animal Welfare Policy Research Manager Dr Michael Paton provides some insight on the benefits of animal welfare to producers.

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The future of mulesing

20 October 2020

The future of mulesing

In a world where marketing seems to dominate what we buy and the quality of product that consumers demand of producers, the future of wool from mulesed sheep is an interesting exercise in predicting the future.

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RSPCA Australia CEO comments on efforts to wind back live export reform

20 October 2020

RSPCA Australia CEO comments on efforts to wind back live export reform

RSPCA Australia’s CEO, Richard Mussell, has written an article about the Live Export industry’s efforts to wind back animal welfare reform.

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RSPCA acted quickly over COVID-19 border closures

30 June 2020

RSPCA acted quickly over COVID-19 border closures

Over a long period of time with the RSPCA, I never seen anything like the impact COVID 19 has had on the WA community and on our organisation.

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Wheatbelt sheep farmer Greg Paust joins RSPCA WA board

30 June 2020

Wheatbelt sheep farmer Greg Paust joins RSPCA WA board

Greg’s current experience as a livestock producer and his previous experience as a public servant is welcomed by the Board.

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Not shearing leads to welfare issues for sheep

30 June 2020

Not shearing leads to welfare issues for sheep

Over the recent warmer months, RSPCA WA Inspectors received reports of sheep carrying excessive wool. In some instances, sheep had not been shorn for a number of seasons.

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Animal welfare concerns over new cattle supplement

30 June 2020

Animal welfare concerns over new cattle supplement

RSPCA opposes plans to introduce Zilpaterol hydrochloride for feedlot cattle.

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How muzzling working dogs can protect them against baiting

30 June 2020

How muzzling working dogs can protect them against baiting

In areas where wild dog baiting programs are being undertaken, using a muzzle on a working dog can mean a great difference to the safety of a valued co-worker.

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