Concerns over new plans to export cattle to China
The RSPCA has greeted the plans to open up a new export market for beef cattle to China with significant concern.
Cancellation of MoUs: Another step back for animal welfare
RSPCA Australia is disappointed at the announcement today from the Minister for Agriculture, Barnaby Joyce, that Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) will no longer be required for new overseas export
Live exports: risky then, risky now, risky in the future
This month 1,654 Australian sheep and 165 Australian cattle died on route to the Middle East while aboard the MV Ocean Drover.
Business as usual for live exporters in breach of standards
A trio of Investigation Reports released this week have again highlighted the federal government’s inability to adequately penalise live exporters found to be mistreating Australian animals oversea
New Bill to improve the lives of layer hens and sows in the ACT
The RSPCA is encouraging other States to follow the lead of the nation’s capital after the Animal Welfare (Factory Farming) Amendment Bill was debated in the ACT Legislative Assembly today.
A fresh chance to put an end to cruel trade
The RSPCA is urging the Federal government to support a bill tabled by independent MP Andrew Wilkie today in parliament, which would see a phase out of live animal exports by 1 July 2017.