February 14, 2020

Congratulations to Sentient’s Dr Andrea Harvey who is first author in a recent publication entitled: ‘A ten-stage protocol for assessing the welfare of individual non-captive wild animals: Free-roaming horses as an example’.

This novel research uses the Five Domains Mo...

February 14, 2020

Sentient members Dr Di Evans and Professor Paul McGreevy are co-authors in a recently published paper entitled: 'Exploring the use of a Qualitative Behavioural Assessment (QBA) approach to assess emotional state of calves in rodeos'. This ground-breaking research evalu...

February 14, 2020

The bushfire crisis has mobilised veterinary staff and wildlife carers across the nation, who are working under difficult conditions to treat injured animals. Among them is Sentient’s Vice President Dr Adele Lloyd, assisted by Public Officer Matthew Lloyd. Adele is an...

November 5, 2019

The OIE is revising a new chapter on Laying Hens for inclusion in the organisation’s global animal welfare codes.

The draft recognises the importance of natural and highly motivated behaviours, in line with scientific evidence from around the world, but this is in dange...

November 5, 2019

Sentient’s Dr Andrea Harvey has published an online article that focuses on what the end of life options are for horses, and the advantages and disadvantages of these. It further discusses some of the welfare problems associated with slaughter and how some of these cou...

November 5, 2019

For those who missed the 9th Robert Dixon Memorial Animal Welfare Symposium at Sydney University, the video archive is now available. Chaired by Dr Bidda Jones (RSPCA Australia) and involving Sentient’s Dr Andrea Harvey in her capacity as an independent feline con...

May 15, 2019

Professor Paul McGreevy and Amelia Cornish from Sydney University and Dr Bidda Jones, Chief Scientist with RSPCA Australia, discuss a government-commissioned report that found 95% of Australians surveyed are concerned about the welfare of farmed animals, and 91% want r...

April 30, 2019

In June 2015, Sentient submitted to the Joint Select Committee on Companion Animal Breeding Practices in New South Wales to advocate for stronger regulations to protect the welfare of companion animals. This month, the NSW Government has announced that in response to t...

April 29, 2019

Dr Lynn Simpson, former live export veterinarian and whistleblower on the industry's atrocious animal welfare standards, writes about the potential impact on the trade of new international maritime regulations,

to be implemented in January 2020. These will render the ma...

April 29, 2019

The disgraceful case of trainer Darren Weir, charged for possession of illegal electric devices (known as ‘jiggers’) to shock horses, raises the ongoing issue of aversive techniques in horse racing. Jiggers should be banned, but their effectiveness during a race depend...

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