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Australian cattle ‘sledgehammering’ in Vietnam

Recent revelations about the sledgehammering to death of what seem to be Australian cattle in Vietnam  have raised further questions about the Australian government’s inability to control...more >>

Rich country corruption - thinking about the impacts on animal welfare.

When did you last find yourself believing that "the government" was the bastion point of reliable fairness and justice? The recent accusation that the Department of Agriculture and Water...more >>

End of chick culling?

A method of using spectroscopy to determine the sex of a chicken egg before it hatches is being developed by researchers at the Dresden University of Technology and the University of Leipzig, in...more >>

“Sentience” in New Zealand's Animal Welfare Act 1999 - global leadership or window dressing?

The legislative introduction of “sentience” to the Animal Welfare Act 1999 shifts standards of acceptability away from legal minimums by obligating people to ensure that animals are not...more >>

How 'emotional suffering' is part of animal abuse cases

They are the hardest animal welfare cases to prosecute. No signs of physical injury, but complaints and observations from neighbours, evidence of harsh treatment and signs of punishment we …more >>

Think organic food is better for you, animals, and the planet? Think again

What we eat is seen as more important than ever. And everywhere we are urged to go organic: we are told it is more nutritious, it improves animal welfare and helps the environment. In reality, that...more >>

Public Animal Abuse Registry

TRENTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — With so many cases of animal abuse, animal abuse registries are a hot topic. However, Tennessee is the only state in the country with a public registry. But now,...more >>

This Is What You Should Do If You Ever Witness Animal Abuse

It’s extremely common to have someone postulate a hypothetical situation only to follow up with, “What would you do?” Many times, the response would be something to the effect of,...more >>

The FBI now tracks animal abuse like it tracks homicides

Randour, a psychologist who switched careers to devote herself full time to animal rights advocacy, found there was no one keeping track of animal-abuse crimes. Even the most egregious cases, like...more >>
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