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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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RSPCA Animal Welfare Seminar 2024
Online 21 - 22 Feb 2024
Through their eyes: Strengthening our relationship with animals
RSPCA Animal Welfare Seminar 2023
Online 22 - 23 Feb 2023
Quit horsing around: Advancing horse welfare in Australia
RSPCA Animal Welfare Seminar 2022
Online 16 - 17 Feb 2022
Animal welfare in a changing climate
RSPCA Animal Welfare Seminar 2021
Online 18 - 19 Feb 2021
FELINE FUTURES: Exploring Humane Domestic Cat Management in Australia
RSPCA Animal Welfare Seminar 2019
Alastair Swayn Theatre, 33-35 Brindabella Circuit, Canberra Airport 22 February 2019
Farm animal welfare & gene technology: the good, the bad and the ugly
RSPCA Animal Welfare Seminar 2018
Alastair Swayn Theatre, 33-35 Brindabella Circuit, Canberra Airport 22 February 2018
Ensuring a humane death for farm animals
RSPCA Animal Welfare Seminar 2016
Kwong Lee Dow Building, University of Melbourne 25 November 2016
Are we treating dogs as our best friends
RSPCA Animal Welfare Seminar 2015
BAE Systems Theatre, Australian War Memorial, Canberra 1 May 2015
Why animal welfare matters
RSPCA Animal Welfare Seminar 2014
Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide, Auckland, Wellington 10 - 25 Feb 2014
Safe drugs and products without animal testing
RSPCA Animal Welfare Seminar 2013
National Convention Centre, Canberra 26 February 2013
When coping is not enough - Promoting positive welfare states in…
RSPCA Animal Welfare Seminar 2012
National Convention Centre, Canberra 28 February 2012
Animal welfare & ethics, from principles to practice
RSPCA Animal Welfare Seminar 2011
CSIRO Discovery Centre, Canberra 22 February 2011
Modifying the behaviour of animals

RSPCA Australia gratefully acknowledges financial support from the Commonwealth Government for the Animal Welfare Seminar through a grant-in-aid administered by the Department of Finance.

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