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The balance between privacy and protection involving children - and animals

There is a significant body of research establishing the link between incidents of domestic violence and animal abuse. It's been widely acknowledged that the occurrence of animal abuse serves as...more >>

Just 90 companies are to blame for most climate change

  The results of one recent research study suggest that nearly two-thirds of anthropogenic carbon emissions originated in just 90 companies and government-run industries. Among them, the top...more >>

Sustainability in the Textile and Fashion Industries: Animal Ethics and Welfare

There is no doubt that the textile (and fashion) industry is important for the economy; however, taking into account the concept of sustainability, this industry many times—actually most times...more >>

Synergies and trade-offs between animal welfare and other sustainability issues

Sustainable development of livestock systems involves innovations and the adaptation of these systems in a manner that not only meets the needs of current human generation, but also the potential...more >>

Minister for Vulnerable Children ... "Violence is violence, whatever the species"

A new child-centred, stand-alone ministry with a new Chief Executive is to be established in New Zealand in April 2017 to focus on the care and protection of vulnerable children and young people. New...more >>

International Animal-Law Newsletter July 2016

Here’s a question for you - “what’s the future of animal welfare”? Whatever your answer is, does it take into account the fact that people and animals share the planet,...more >>

Understanding perspectives on animal welfare was rated as being of little importance to veterinary graduates in Australia and New Zealand

The study of animal welfare and ethics (AWE) as part of veterinary education is important due to increasing community concerns and expectations about this topic, global pressures regarding food...more >>

Live exports from New Zealand to Indonesia - for breeding purposes

The issue of live exports has been controversial in New Zealand, because of past cases in which large numbers of sheep died while being transported. Export for slaughter is now banned, however a...more >>

Emotional damages a potential head of claim (New Zealand)

Two dogs have been intentionally poisoned at Clendon Park in Manurewa, according to a local vet clinic.   Rachael Radich at Mangere Vet Clinic said the dogs, which are mixed breeds, are not...more >>
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