Our role

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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Key issues

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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Our 2025 Seminar will be held online on the afternoons of Wednesday 19 and Thursday 20 February 2025 (AEDT) and is titled ‘Animal ethics and animal welfare – values informing outcomes’.

All of our interactions with animals are informed by personal and societal values and ethics, yet we may not often stop to think about how these values have real impacts on animals and the way that animal welfare issues are discussed. In addition, animal ethics is inextricably linked to animal welfare science, but this is often not acknowledged or recognised, especially by proponents of science who insist that science is completely objective. The 2025 Seminar will explore the links between ethics, animal welfare, and animal welfare science, with discussions about ethical concepts, how our ethical values affect animals in different settings, the relationship between ethics and legislation, and how we can use ethics to improve animal welfare.

A recording of the presentations will be available on the website after the Seminar.

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