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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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Horses play an important role in many people’s lives and in many different contexts including competition, racing, leisure, therapy and companionship. Throughout their lifetime, horses may be subjected to various interventions relating to their care, housing, training, exercise and general management. There has been some improvement in the welfare of horses in Australia – but there is still a long way to go. This Seminar brought together a diverse range of stakeholders to share knowledge, the current science and thoughts on the way forward to ensure all horses have a good quality of life no matter their connections or relationships with people. It’s time for Australia to get serious about improving horse welfare – horses deserve nothing less.

The RSPCA Animal Welfare Seminar 2023 was held online on the afternoons of Wednesday 22 and Thursday 23 February 2023.

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