Archive of: Livestock Welfare

National Wool Declaration review disappoints on animal welfare

30 June 2020

National Wool Declaration review disappoints on animal welfare

The RSPCA was extremely disappointed with the recent outcome of the National Wool Declaration review saying it leaves wool-buying customers and consumers in the dark about industry practices and animal welfare.

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Public forums on WA's animal welfare legislation review

28 January 2020

Public forums on WA's animal welfare legislation review

The independent panel reviewing the State’s Animal Welfare Act 2002 will hold public forums soon in Katanning and Perth.

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RSPCA WA helps minimise sheep suffering after truck rollover

28 January 2020

RSPCA WA helps minimise sheep suffering after truck rollover

Hundreds of sheep were killed or severely injured and team work by those on the scene ensured the surviving sheep were managed quickly and as humanely as possible.

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Inspections benefit producers as well as animals

28 January 2020

Inspections benefit producers as well as animals

There is a misunderstanding among some industry groups and individual farmers about rights of entry to commercial properties for animal welfare inspectors and what this might mean for them.

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WA report highlights value of understanding consumer perceptions

28 January 2020

WA report highlights value of understanding consumer perceptions

A number of surveys and reports have identified trust between industry and the public as the key to maintaining the farming sector’s social licence to farm.

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Livestock regulations now open for public feedback

28 January 2020

Livestock regulations now open for public feedback

The State Government is seeking public feedback on the draft new regulations on animal welfare rules for transport of livestock and for handling of livestock at saleyards and depots, with a focus sheep and cattle.

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RSPCA Science update, new research on farm animal welfare

28 January 2020

RSPCA Science update, new research on farm animal welfare

RSPCA Australia’s quarterly Animal Welfare Science Update is out now.

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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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