June 24, 2016

Sentient member Dr Lynn Simpson was featured on the 7.30 report for her role in exposing the atrocities on live export ships. She lost her government job in the process but has gained respect from everyone else. A true inspiration.

The front-page test” A Very Personal...

May 22, 2016

 

Animal hoarding poses serious risks to all aspects of an animal's welfare, and can also involve great human suffering. On June 30 in Sydney at the National Hoarding and Squalor Conference, Sentient's President Dr Rosemary Elliott will present the initial findings of r...

May 22, 2016

Congratulations to Sentient member Andrew Knight, Professor of Animal Welfare and Ethics and now Director of the new Centre for Animal Welfare at the University of Winchester, launched on 21st May. The rise in professorships and specialised centres of animal welfare at...

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...

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