Tag: RSPCA

Former senator to review livestock standards

Australian Livestock Exporters Council (ALEC) is welcoming veterinarian Chris Back’s appointment as the independent chair of the Technical Advisory Committee which will review the Australian Standards for the Export of Livestock (ASEL). ASEL is mandated by the Federal Government and regulates the handling of animals in Australia’s livestock export supply […]

RSPCA not ‘extreme’

The RSPCA has emphasised its defence of animal welfare, not rights, after allegations of extremism by farm organisations. Concerns were raised by over 300 delegates at the annual New South Wales Farmers Association conference over the RSPCA’s role in monitoring livestock across the state. The delegates passed a motion urging […]

Vet Ethics: A badger brouhaha

The badger is one of those animals to have shuffled its way into the human imagination. My first exposure to badger folklore was when my father told me that a harassed badger could be uncommonly fierce, and that, like a wolverine or a Tasmanian Devil, he packed a punch beyond […]