Archive of: animal 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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Wanted: Animal Welfare Heroes

07 June 2018

Wanted: Animal Welfare Heroes

RSPCA WA has launched a state-wide awards program to recognise animal welfare heroes. Anyone can nominate, and awards will be presented at a ceremony on World Animal Day, 4 October 2018.

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