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...

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...

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