The RSPCA’s policies are underpinned by the science of animal welfare. With The Facts, you can gain important knowledge and information about the science, policies, and statistics behind the RSPCA’s work and find out about educational opportunities.
Questions and answers, policies, papers and articles
The RSPCA Knowledgebase is your one-stop-shop for informed answers to animal welfare questions. It explains the facts behind common animal care and welfare problems and the RSPCA's views on a huge range of animal welfare issues, from puppies to cane toads and just about everything in between.
Apr 15th 2014
Thumping of the back legs is a natural reaction among rabbits to danger that they have smelt, heard or seen. Rabbits stand on all four feet, sometimes in a tip-toe position, with their ears alert, then lift their rear feet and thump to...
In 2012-13 our 39 shelters across Australia received over 126,000 animals.
RSPCA Australia uses peer-reviewed scientific research to inform our policies, positions and campaigns.
Read through our policies on animal welfare, governance and operational matters.
We offer a number of opportunities for students to explore recent developments in animal welfare science.