Archive of: Livestock Welfare Matters

State Election 2021 - why Animal Welfare Matters

27 November 2020

State Election 2021 - why Animal Welfare Matters

RSPCA WA’s Animal Welfare Matters in the 2021 State Election lists 6 key actions it wants government to commit to, ranging from full Inspectorate coverage for the State to subsidised dog and cat sterilisation and improving the welfare of animals in agriculture.

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Another live export blow...

27 November 2020

Another live export blow...

The RSPCA has expressed disappointment at Agriculture Minister David Littleproud’s last minute intervention on behalf of the live export industry, to block improvements in live cattle exports.

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Feral animal control - are all animals created equal?

27 November 2020

Feral animal control - are all animals created equal?

October saw two feral hunters in the South West fined after being charged by WA Police with animal cruelty. RSPCA WA’s Animal Welfare Policy Officer, Dr Michael Paton, explores attitudes towards pest control.

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Preparing for animal welfare in emergencies

27 November 2020

Preparing for animal welfare in emergencies

As we head into the bushfire and cyclone season in Western Australia, it’s important to have a plan of action for how you will keep your livestock safe.

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First WA shearing shed built to new design standards now in operation

27 November 2020

First WA shearing shed built to new design standards now in operation

With shearing starting just a day after competition, it’s all go in a new shearing shed in the State’s south, designed with workers, sheep and profits in mind.

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Industry association announces welfare-forward shade initiative

27 November 2020

Industry association announces welfare-forward shade initiative

RSPCA WA has welcomed an industry-leading initiative to provide all feedlot cattle with access to shade.

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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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