A study published recently in the journal Animals has concluded that the rodeo event known as calf roping is cruel, terrifying, and stressful for the animals involved, and should no longer be considered an acceptable competitive sporting event or form of entertainment. Co-author and RSPCA Australia senior scientific officer Di […]
Concerning conditions on cattle voyages have been uncovered in research funded by Vets Against Live Export (VALE) and the RSPCA. Published in international peer-reviewed journal Animals, the paper ‘Animal Welfare Risks in Live Cattle Export from Australia to China by Sea’studies independent observer reports on voyages between July 2018 and December 2019, accounting […]
Shade is a mechanism to reduce heat load providing cattle with an environment supportive of their welfare needs. Although heat stress has been extensively reviewed, researched, and addressed in dairy production systems, it has not been investigated in the same manner in the beef cattle supply chain.