Vertebrate animals are to be recognised as sentient beings for the first time in UK law after the Animal Welfare (Sentience) Bill was introduced in May. With sentience part of domestic law, new legislation must acknowledge that animals can experience feelings such as joy or pain.
The Royal Veterinary College (RVC) has been named as the top veterinary school in the QS World University Rankings 2021. Compiled by global higher education analysts, QS Quacquarelli Symonds, the rankings provide authoritative comparative analysis on the performance of 14,435 individual university programs, taken by students at 1,452 universities in […]
Ken Henry is the founding chairman of a new organisation specialising in mobile wildlife hospitals alongside predator-proof sanctuaries to rescue wildlife and recover endangered species across Australia. Wildlife Recovery Australia (WRA) is a joint venture between two not-for-profits; Byron Bay Wildlife Hospital Ltd (BBWH) and Odonata Foundation (Odonata). “All Australians […]
The world was shocked by images of animals fleeing last summer’s bushfires, or left homeless, injured and dehydrated in their aftermath, and the images that involved koalas were among the most heart-rending. It is estimated that tens of thousands of koalas died in the bushfires across eastern and southern Australia, […]
The RSPCA has applauded NSW Minister for Agriculture Adam Marshall’s push for harsher penalties for animal cruelty. Marshall said he will introduce a notice for legislation which would increase maximum financial penalties and custodial time under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, as well as new powers to ban […]