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RSPCA calls for leadership as further delays to finalising national poultry standards announced

Wednesday, 30th October 2019

A communique released following the Agriculture Ministers Forum (AGMIN) last week has confirmed that further delays in finalising the nation’s animal welfare standards for poultry can be ex

RSPCA calls for NSW Upper House to heed the evidence and phase out battery cages

Wednesday, 14th August 2019

The RSPCA will today give evidence to the NSW Upper House Inquiry into the use of battery cages in the egg industry, calling for the Select Committee to heed the overwhelming evidence that

RSPCA Australia Chair says animal welfare missing from ‘Animal Welfare Standards’ for chickens

Thursday, 30th November 2017

Respected former politician, lawyer and now Chair of RSPCA Australia Gary Humphries has voiced strong concerns about problems in the process used to develop new farming Standards and Guidel

RSPCA slams “embarrassing” draft national animal welfare standards

Sunday, 26th November 2017

Australia’s leading animal welfare organisation has firmly distanced itself from draft new national Animal Welfare Standards and Guidelines for Poultry, saying they are inadequate and not b

Breakthrough research finds 84% of Australians want to end the battery cage

Sunday, 26th November 2017

The number of Australians concerned about the welfare of battery-caged layer hens has grown to 3 in every 4, and an overwhelming 8 in 10 of us want to see battery cages phased out.

Poor standards and lack of science will jeopardise Australia’s farming future: RSPCA

Friday, 24th November 2017

Australians and consumers are at risk of being misled by weak and inadequate standards that are easily debunked by science and do not reflect community expectations.