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 […]
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 […]
RSPCA Australia’s chief scientist and strategy officer, Bidda Jones, was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours Awards. Jones began working for the RSPCA in 1996, shortly after arriving in Australia from the UK, and has been a leader in the organisation’s […]
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 […]