The number of animals reported as arriving at export abattoirs in an unfit condition to load indicates Australian livestock producers, agents and transporters are mostly taking their responsibilities under Australian Animal Welfare Standards and Guidelines for the Land Transport of Livestock seriously.
UP to $35 million will be invested over five years in a new Australian animal welfare partnership that will target ground-breaking research into aversive practices such as branding, dehorning, and castration.
GLOBAL registration of the Australian pain relief and wound treatment product Tri-Solfen will be fast-tracked after the signing of an A$18 million share capital and licensing deal with English company Dechra Pharmaceuticals PLC.
THE first American sheep farm to be certified to produce wool under Textile Exchange’s Responsible Wool Standard — Imperial Stock Ranch – is a seasoned ‘farm-to-fork’ and ‘ranch to runway’ performer.
ANIMAL rights body PETA has linked sheep shearing with drugs on a large roadside billboard in the western Victorian city of Horsham, as four shearers are about to be sentenced over 60 animal cruelty charges.
The Productivity Commission has been accused of ignoring significant industry and Government efforts to achieve world-leading animal welfare standards in Australian agriculture, and favouring skewed welfare group policies to solve problems that don’t actually exist.
FORMER World Organisation for Animal Health director Sarah Kahn will lead the team overseeing Western Australia’s animal welfare regulatory changes.
A 45-year-old Murtoa man has pleaded guilty to 14 aggravated cruelty charges in relation to his sheep.
A SOUTH Australian shearer has effectively been banned from shearing sheep or being in charge of any farm animal in Victoria for two years, after pleading guilty to four animal cruelty offences relating to shearing in a north west Victorian shearing shed three years ago.
ANIMALS Australia has called for closed circuit television camera monitoring in abattoirs nationally after troubled Echuca processor Riverside Meats agreed to install CCTV and have it independently monitored.