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Tongue tied? One in five Australian race-horses are

The use of widespread use of tongue-ties in horse racing in Australia has come under fire.   Proponents of the tongue-tie – a strap that immobilises a horse’s tongue – argue...more >>

New Zealand's commitment to it's sentient animals: serious or merely symbolic?

  spin doctor noun: a spokesperson employed to give a favourable interpretation of events to the media, especially on behalf of a political party.   In October 2018, the next...more >>

What do you think about dogs on the menu? (Why?)

Indonesia announced that it is preparing a regulation to ban the trade of meat derived from pets and exotic animals, aiming to promote animal welfare and rein in disease. Unsurprisingly, the...more >>

406 dead eagles for 14 days and $2,500

Animal welfare groups have criticised a two-week jail sentence imposed against a man who killed 406 wedge-tailed eagles in Victoria, Australia, as too lenient.   The farmhand was sentenced in...more >>

Balancing badgers on the decision-makers table

Let's face it, with technology that's available, those organisations and people who have a legal responsibility in their dealings which involve animals, shouldn't be surprised when their...more >>

Have we bred production animals "to their limit?

It's been reported that the mortality rate for female pigs in the US doubled from 5.8% to 10.2% on farms owning more than 125 sows between 2013-2016, according to an organisation that collects...more >>

Police and service dogs and horses receive specific protection by law

Up until recently, it was possible for someone to claim a defence if they had harmed a service animal. The defence has been a recognised loophole in England's animal welfare legislation for quite...more >>

Legal accountability: Licensed dog breeder convicted of fraud

A licensed dog breeder who falsely sold popular dog breeds as "a front for puppy farms" has been sentenced in England. Lisa Canning advertised dogs including a cockapoo (a cocker spaniel-...more >>

You know what pharmacovigilance is, right?

What post-market monitoring mechanisms are in place to ensure the ongoing safety and efficacy of medicinal products after marketing authorisation has been granted?   In France, pharmacovigilance...more >>
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