Tag: Sam Worrad

RSPCA’s fears government ‘hands-off’ approach to live exports

Animal welfare groups are calling on the federal government to resist efforts to “water down” regulation of the live export industry. In a submission to the LGAP (Livestock Global Assurance Program) Committee, RSPCA Australia said new proposals from industry would lead to self-regulation and less government oversight of an industry […]

Fighting decline with tracker turtles

A number of small turtles have been released in western Sydney as part of a program seeking to make amends for a decline in native freshwater species. Around 20 juvenile eastern long-necked turtles with tiny trackers glued to their shells were released into lagoons at the Western Sydney University Hawkesbury […]

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 […]

The path of a polymath: Lloyd Reeve-Johnson

  Many Australians have read about veterinarian Lloyd Reeve-Johnson in his capacity as a live export investigator, particularly when his journey to Mauritius to examine flaws in regulation of the trade gained national media coverage. During the trip he noted pregnant cattle, misleading paperwork, unaccounted calf euthanasia and a general […]

Japanese duo caught leaving with lizards

Western Australian authorities have stopped two Japanese men from smuggling 30 lizards out of the country. The men were caught with 28 shingleback lizards, an unspecified skink and a bearded dragon in their checked baggage at Perth International Airport. It is believed the reptiles could have been worth about $130,000 […]