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How much could you lose? How much could you gain? Pigs in NZ's High Court

It's not unusual for a private organisation or a charity to conduct a court case challenging governance performance, standards or positions. PETA, Greenpeace and the Animal Legal Defence Fund (...more >>

Here's a quick journey in to animal law

Mr. Mike Radford gives a talk on Animal Welfare Law at the 2017 Veterinary Ethics and Welfare Conference at the Royal Dick School of Veterinary Studies in Edinburgh.    Mike is a recognised...more >>

What do animals "think" and "feel"?

Do animals "think" and "feel"? Yes? No?   Have a look at the TED talk in the link shown below ( and see if it affects your answer. When you'...more >>

Where's your country on WAP's Animal Protection Index?

World Animal Protection ("WAP") has ranked 50 countries around the globe according to their legislation and policy regarding animal protections   Each country has an overall score...more >>

Farming methods, risks and "problematic pathogens in the future"

Overuse of antibiotics, high animal numbers and low genetic diversity caused by intensive farming techniques increase the likelihood of pathogens becoming a major public health risk, according to new...more >>

What happens to all those animals?

Covid-related slaughterhouse shutdowns in the US are leading to fears of meat shortages and price rises, while farmers are being forced to consider “depopulating” their animals.  ...more >>

Lucy's Law: Better done with an extended duty of care?

The English Government has introduced new legislation to tackle issues related to "low-welfare, high volume supply of puppies and kittens" by banning their commercial third-party sale in...more >>

China reclassifies dogs as pets, not livestock

China has drawn up new guidelines to reclassify dogs as pets rather than livestock. The move is reportedly a response to the coronavirus outbreak that the Humane Society called a potential “...more >>

Recognising the Upside of the Lockdown

Putting a "stop", or at least a "slow down", to the business-as-usual of people around the planet dramatically demonstrates the environmental carnage people cause.   Get onto...more >>
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