May 24, 2018

Recent video footage of conditions faced by sheep during live exportation from Australia have further shocked the world. Their suffering and horrific deaths were indescribable.

Australia’s Department of Agriculture states that this footage “was deplorable and exposed un...

May 18, 2018

The recent review of the live sheep export trade and the government's response is another missed opportunity to prevent the needless suffering and death of Australian sheep exported to the Middle East. Sentient's Dr Lynn Simpson explains why this trade needs to end in...

April 20, 2018

Like many Australian citizens, Sentient is outraged by the recent horrific footage of dead, dying and suffering sheep onboard five live export voyages to the Middle East. These images are not the exception; they illustrate the inherent risks to all exported sheep, part...

December 1, 2017

Like most of us, I became a veterinarian to help animals. I grew up in Perth watching truckloads of stressed, overcrowded sheep heading to the docks to commence appalling sea voyages, usually to Middle Eastern destinations. Observation soon turned to action however, an...

October 29, 2017

Sentient’s Vice President Dr Adele Lloyd & Public Office Matthew Lloyd travelled to Gweru, Zimbabwe this year to participate in ZimVet, a veterinary wildlife course and initiative of Worldwide Vets (WWV). As expected this course was a once in a lifetime opportunity get...

October 4, 2017

Last year over 1.1 million Australians visited Bali, but few were aware there was an established dog meat trade (DMT) on the island. While local NGOs had long known of the brutal trade, and indeed did a lot of good work to try to end it, the practice was growing under...

July 31, 2017

Topic: How does raising awareness lead to better animal outcomes?

Summary of key points

A panel, convened by Dr Chris Degeling, responded to questions from the audience in Q&A format after each giving a brief overview of why animal welfare can be improved through greater...

July 2, 2017

Sentient, The Veterinary Institute for Animal Ethics (ABN: 66706715579) is registered as a charity with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC).  Our listing on the ACNC Register reassures our supporters that Sentient has ongoing obligations to t...

June 23, 2017

On 21st June 2017, Sentient offered our unqualified support for the Greens’ Live Animal Export (Slaughter) Prohibition Bill 2017. As an independent veterinary association devoted solely to animal welfare and ethics, we oppose the live animal export trade due to the inh...

May 30, 2017

Congratulations to Sydney University's Professor Paul McGreevy for being awarded one of the veterinary profession's most prestigious international awards for his pioneering research on canine behaviour and welfare. 

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