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Cruelty charges against horse dentist (Australia)

A central Victorian horse dentist is facing 25 charges including aggravated cruelty for allegedly using rotary cutters to grind a horse’s teeth, leaving it unable to process food.  ...more >>

Looking at equine dentistry through the legal lens (Submitted opinion piece)

Veterinarians have traditionally been recognised as the specialists in matters of animal health and welfare. However, the activities that were considered to be appropriately undertaken only by a...more >>

Here’s how female beetles shut down their partner’s sex drive

  Insects commonly fall outside the legal definition of an "animal" protected under animal welfare legislation. Despite that, the preservation of insect life has been an issue...more >>

Manta rays show evidence of being self-aware

Sentience, and its legal definition, is at the forefront of many animal welfare legal debates. Fish, and fishing, are commonly placed outside many of the animal welfare legislative protections, but...more >>

Will plastic really outweigh fish in the ocean by 2050?

Tons of plastic makes its way into the oceans each year, and according to some, by 2050 the world’s oceans will contain more plastic than fish by weight. However not everyone agrees. The...more >>

Pit bull could kill a dog’s chances of finding a home - BUT have you considered ...

What's in a name? According to a recent study, dogs labelled as pit bulls waited more than three times as long as similar looking dogs to be adopted from a shelter. Additionally, the study...more >>

Listen to the account of the RSPCA (Melbourne)

AN ex-race horse trainer has been charged with 92 counts of animal cruelty after dozens of horses were found dead and dying on his property. What's also disturbing, is the performance of the...more >>

Do you know about the One Health initiative?

The One Health concept is a worldwide strategy for expanding interdisciplinary collaborations and communications in all aspects of health care for humans, animals and the environment. The synergism...more >>

Stopping violence against people and animals

The LINK letter is a UK based initiative from the National LINK Coalition, that deals with the issue of the link between animal abuse and human violence. The March issue of The LINK-...more >>
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