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What difference does it make to the daily lives of Indian animals?

  An Indian court recently ruled that animals should enjoy the same rights as human beings, saying “they have distinct personas with corresponding rights, duties and liabilities of a...more >>

How is Canberra's law defining sentience? (ACT, Australia)

A recent media release stated: "Under the proposed laws the ACT would become the first jurisdiction in the country to recognise animals as "sentient...". The ACT has reportedly...more >>

When does your right to freedom of speech get shut down for Privacy breaches?

Aussie Farms is a registered charity that has a website showing the location of hundreds farms and abattoirs. The website shows the location of hundreds of farms and abattoirs, and encourages people...more >>

Do you think of fish as sentient?

Are fish deserving of protections under the law’s animal welfare legislation? For many people, the very concept of fish welfare results in surprise. But the welfare of fish is a topic for that...more >>

Animal welfare in the Common Agricultural Policy’s ‘eco-scheme’ incentive but ...

It sounds good, doesn't it. Animal welfare has recently been included in Europe's Common Agricultural Policy’s ‘eco-scheme’ incentive programme. A recent amendment enables...more >>

You can tell by the pig's face - look!

Is there an easy way to tell if a sentient animal is experiencing what the scientists referred to as "positive states" or, as the rest of us would say, "is the animal happy"?...more >>

Not Woodstock, "Woofstock"

How do you make an animal charity successful? There are literally thousands of organisations who through the dedication of their volunteers and supporters, strive to make a difference to improve the...more >>

Would you want to be a seabird in New Zealand?

Plastic pollution is emerging as a top threat to ocean ecosystems. By 2025, it’s been estimated that there could be 1 ton of plastic for every 3 tons of fish in the ocean. Plastic debris...more >>

£25,000 bounty for a dog's head

A sniffer dog has had a £25,000 bounty placed on its head by criminals because it is so good at its job, its owner has claimed. Springer spaniel Scamp managed to detect £6m worth of...more >>
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