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...

December 31, 2018

University of Sydney researchers, including Sentient's Professor Paul McGreevy, have found that although 40% of all eggs sold are free range, the market share for free range meat is much lower (14% for meat chickens and 5% for pigs). Our food labelling is deceptive but...

October 2, 2018

The Lucy's Project Veterinary Workshop brought together vets and figures from the Victorian Police, Victorian government, non-government agencies working in the field of family violence (FV) , and figures in the veterinary industry including RSPCA and the Australian Ve...

June 6, 2018

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority needs your support to phase out high-risk twin-tier ships and ships with poor ventilation systems in the live export trade. These changes could help put this trade out of business. RSPCA Australia has set up a link for you to co...

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