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.
Feb 22nd 2017
Tail biting and tail docking are major welfare concerns for pigs, particularly for those kept in barren intensive housing. Most piglets housed in these systems have their tails docked within days of birth to prevent tail biting later in life. ...
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.