Tag: Sam Worrad

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 […]

Tick vigilance urged for coming holidays

“Roaming Vet” Romy Feldman has advised pet owners to be cautious particularly when taking animals on holiday, as different regions have different pests and treatments needed. “It is important to be informed about the risk in their area and any hot-spots that come about, like tick cases recently reported as […]

Live export vessel veterinarian reports injuries, standards breaches

The recent mistreatment of Australian animals overseas has been the source of much consternation in recent months, deflecting attention from conditions on live export ships. A veterinarian who has spent 13 years working on live export voyages has made a submission to the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF) […]