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RSPCA welcomes ALP policy announcement on protecting Australian animals live exported for dairy and breeding

Friday, 5th April 2019

The RSPCA has today welcomed the Australian Labor Party’s commitment to closing a loophole in Australia’s live export regulations that denies protection to thousands of Australian animals e

Government kowtows to live exporters, ignores own scientific panel on heat stress

Thursday, 21st March 2019

The Department of Agriculture will ask no more of live sheep exporters for the upcoming Northern Summer period, and will allow Australian sheep to continue suf

Final ASEL report falls short on animal welfare

Thursday, 21st March 2019

RSPCA Australia has welcomed the final report into the review of Australian Standards for the Export of Livestock (ASEL) but says it falls short on key animal w

FOI reports reveal death, disease and heat stress on board live sheep export ships

Thursday, 31st January 2019

After an almost six-month fight and close to $1,700 in processing fees, the RSPCA has finally succeeded in gaining partial access to government observer reports from live export ships that

RSPCA releases priorities for next Australian Government ahead of 2019 federal election

Tuesday, 18th December 2018

Independent national oversight of animal welfare, phasing-out live sheep exports, and shoring up the proposed ban on cosmetic testing on animals should be the priorities for the next Austra

RSPCA statement: Release of live sheep Heat Stress Risk Assessment review draft report

Thursday, 13th December 2018

The RSPCA has welcomed the draft report of the Heat Stress Risk Assessment (HSRA) review, which was released today for public consultation.