Archive of: Livestock Welfare Matters

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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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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RSPCA WA Statement: Live Export Ship Concerns

02 June 2020

RSPCA WA Statement: Live Export Ship Concerns

RSPCA WA Chair Lynne Bradshaw AM has written to the WA Minister for Agriculture to voice our concerns about an application for exemption from animal welfare policy for a live sheep export ship to send 56,000 sheep into the searing heat of the northern hemisphere summer.

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RSPCA seeks urgent assurance for stranded sheep

28 May 2020

RSPCA seeks urgent assurance for stranded sheep

RSPCA Australia seeks urgent assurance that Al Kuwait sheep will be protected from dangerous exemption after COVID-19 outbreak.

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RSPCA Statement on Al Kuwait Live Sheep Export COVID-19 Outbreak

27 May 2020

RSPCA Statement on Al Kuwait Live Sheep Export COVID-19 Outbreak

The RSPCA will be closely monitoring the welfare of 56,000 sheep left stranded by the live export industry after a COVID-19 virus breakout aboard the Al Kuwait that docked in Fremantle on Friday, 22 May 2020.

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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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