May 7, 2016

Congratulations to Holly Pickett, a 4th year vet student at Sydney University, who was recently awarded second prize in the 2015 Sentient Student Essay Prize in Animal Welfare and Ethics for her essay on refining pain relief during lamb castration and tail docking. Rea...

April 11, 2016

Congratulations to WanRan Luo, a second year vet student from the University of Queensland, for winning first prize in the 2015 Sentient Student Essay Prize for Animal Welfare and Ethics. WanRan's essay addresses the welfare issues that can arise in pet ownership....

April 9, 2016

Congratulations to Sentient member Natasha Milne and Barbara Royal for the launch of
“One Hundred & One Reasons to Get Out of Bed”. This book asks three simple questions to the 101 advocates interviewed (including Sentient's President Dr Rosemary Elliott) - what animal...

March 31, 2016

Disgraceful, but as predicted, the meeting of Consumer Affairs Ministers today on the free-range egg labelling debate has resulted in a national definition that plays directly into the interests of intensive producers and supermarkets, at the expense of animal welfare....

March 27, 2016

On March 21st, Sentient was represented at the 2016 Dr Robert Dixon Animal Welfare Memorial Symposium at the University of Sydney's Faculty of Veterinary Science. The panel discussion addressed the question: 'How can we ensure the ethical treatment of animals used in r...

March 26, 2016

 

 

A Victorian parliamentary committee of inquiry has finally concluded that the state's breed-specific legislation is not working. The Committee has recommended a focus on responsible dog ownership, removing the power of councils to seize and euthanase unregistered Pit...

March 26, 2016

 

Organised by the Coalition for the Protection of Greyhounds, February 7 2016 was the first national day of action to end greyhound racing in Australia.

 

Alongside Greens MP Senator Lee Rhiannon and Senator Mark Pearson from the Animal Justice Party, Sentient's Presiden...

October 4, 2015

Sentient supports the establishment of an Independent Office of Animal Welfare.

 

President Dr Rosemary Elliott appeared before the Senate Rural and Regional Affairs and Land Transport Committee on 14 September 2015 alongside Nicola Beynon (Head of Campaigns Australia, W...

July 12, 2015

Sentient would like to announce the opening of the 2015 Student Essay Competition.

 

The Sentient Executive invites veterinary students to submit essays considering the welfare and ethical issues that affect animals used in food production, experimentation or entertainme...

May 21, 2015

On 15th May 2015, Sentient was proud to give evidence, alongside RSPCA Australia, the Barristers Animal Welfare Panel and Voiceless, The Animal Protection Institute, at the Senate Inquiry into Senator Chris Back's proposed Criminal Code Amendment (Animal Protection) Bi...

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