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The state and territory member Societies provide services to animals in need through their shelters and inspectorates. In the national office, RSPCA Australia works to influence animal welfare policy, practice and legislation across the country
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The RSPCA advocates for the welfare of animals across a number of industries, issues and platforms. Help from our supporters is important to progress change. Working together is key.
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Whether you're an individual or a business, there are multiple ways you can support the RSPCA
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The RSPCA is an independent, community-based charity providing animal care and protection services across the country.
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By choosing adoption, you’ll not only have the chance to make a friend for life, but you’ll be giving an animal a second chance and helping support the RSPCA.
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The RSPCA Approved Farming Scheme aims to improve the lives of as many farm animals as possible in an environment that meets their behavioural needs. 

The RSPCA believes good animal welfare is more than providing animals with access to the outdoors or being called ‘free range’.  This is why the Approved Farming Scheme has the most comprehensive animal welfare standards, the most robust on-farm assessment program and allows pigs to be raised indoors, outdoors or in a combination of the two. 

In contrast to conventional pig farming systems, sows on RSPCA Approved farms are not confined to stalls or farrowing crates, growing pigs have straw to sleep and play in, and there is no surgical castration, teeth clipping or tail docking of piglets.

See here for more information on pig welfare.

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