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Shooting the slow race horses (Victoria, Australia)

The media title announces “Racing Victoria to send vets to euthanase horses…”   It's not against the law to destroy an animal provided that it is humanely done. But what...more >>

"Tragedy of the Commons" - have you heard of it?

The Murray Darling Basin in Australia is reportedly relied upon by 2.6 million people and contributes 24 billion dollars to the economy. The Murray Darling Basin is also a depleting water resource...more >>

UK animal law - Can you spot the differences?

There are a lot of good articles and published papers on animal law and relevant issues.   This article is one of those "stand out" ones because it serves as a very useful summary of...more >>

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 >>
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