2017

RSPCA statement on the release of RHDV1K5

Friday, 17th February 2017

The RSPCA is urging rabbit owners to make sure their pets are vaccinated ahead of the planned release of RHDV1K5 - a new variant of the Rabbit Haemorrhagic Disease Virus – next month.

RSPCA welcomes scrutiny of poultry welfare standards process

Wednesday, 15th February 2017

The RSPCA has welcomed today’s media coverage of concerns with the national poultry standards development process, and has reiterated its call for an independent scientific review.

Record-breaking temperatures a particular danger to flat-faced Pugs and Bulldogs

Friday, 10th February 2017

As Australia swelters through some of the hottest weather on record, the RSPCA and Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) are warning owners that the summer can take a particular toll on dogs with

Live exports to China threaten animal welfare and Aussie jobs

Wednesday, 8th February 2017

The first sea shipment of southern Australian cattle departed for China last weekend with little fanfare, despite the enormous impact the trade may have on Australian jobs and animal welfare.

Greyhound industry group promoting illegal live animal lure coursing

Tuesday, 31st January 2017

A group purporting to represent Australian greyhound breeders, owners and trainers is actively promoting the cruel sport of live animal lure coursing, which is illegal in every state and territory

New research shows racehorses are still being whipped too hard and too often

Wednesday, 18th January 2017

New research has today revealed the extent to which whip rules in Thoroughbred racing are being repeatedly breached in both metropolitan and country races throughout NSW and the ACT.