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International Animal-Law Newsletter November 2016

In this update there is news on: How to let 17,000 people know about your recent news, publications or conference How to help the New Zealand government listen to its dangerous dog experts Helping...more >>

Define "sentience" for animals in New Zealand's Animal Welfare Act

Acknowledgement of animal as ‘sentient’ was introduced to New Zealand’s Animal Welfare Act 1999 in August 2015. It was a good start by the Government towards elevating standards of...more >>

Pessimist pigs

In a world where the law is moving towards greater recognition of animals "dignity" and "sentience", the science of animals emotions will foreseeably translate into...more >>

Canary Islands scientists up in arms after airlines stop shipping research animals

Two major airlines have stopped transporting laboratory animals from mainland Spain to the Canary Islands, an archipelago in the Atlantic Ocean. Their move has put research projects on the islands on...more >>

Why It’s So Hard To Save An Endangered Species

The struggle to protect the vaquita, the world’s most endangered marine mammal, illustrates the complexities of conservation.  ...more >>

13 policies for animal transporters in Australia

The Australian Livestock and Rural Transporters Association (ALRTA) has outlined the policies its members should adhere to in its National Animal Welfare Policy.    The 13 policies outlined...more >>

Neuroscience proves animals experience a wide range of emotions

A leading animal welfare professor says neuroscience research has caught up to animal welfare theories and demonstrated links between positive experiences and good health. As the foundation director...more >>

Black Dog bikers and dairy farmers (Australia)

In terms of "the law" as it applies to animals, it's a sad reality that all too often there is an assumption by many people that if a prosecution is undertaken against an individual for...more >>

China plans to cut meat consumption by 50%

The Chinese government has outlined a plan to reduce its citizens’ meat consumption by 50%, in a move that climate campaigners hope will provide major heft in the effort to avoid runaway global...more >>
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