A 28-year-old Condobolin woman has been sentenced to custodial time for aggravated animal cruelty and other charges relating to the death of five dogs. The woman pleaded guilty to two counts of aggravated cruelty leading to the death of five dogs on her property.
Regulations for live sheep exports that take place during the northern hemisphere summer are currently under review by the federal government, with a final report expected during the first quarter of 2022. Regulations were introduced after scenes from the Awassi Express were shown on television in 2018, but RSPCA CEO […]
Federal government veterinarians have alleged that injured animals are being transported to Australian slaughterhouses, despite laws intended to protect unfit livestock. Reports acquired by The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age claim that some sheep and cattle arriving at Victorian export abattoirs are incapable of supporting their own weight, with […]
One of the notable animal welfare stories to hit the headlines in March was the temporary closing of the Santa Anita Park horse-racing track. The track in California’s Arcadia witnessed the death of over 20 horses in a ten-week period. Santa Anita Park featured in the popular movie Seabiscuit and […]
Laws, regulations and professional standards increasingly aim to ban or restrict non-therapeutic tail docking in canine puppies. These constraints have usually been justified by reference to loss of tail participation in communication between dogs, the acute pain presumed to be caused during docking itself, subsequent experiences of chronic pain and […]