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Long-haul live animal export is too risky and should not continue, says world-leading animal welfare expert

Wednesday, 15th May 2019

One of the world’s foremost animal welfare experts – recognised as such by the Australian Government – says long-haul live animal exports are too high a risk and

Days of severe heat stress, death by smothering: delayed live sheep export report reveals horrific suffering

Monday, 13th May 2019

The summary of a Department of Agriculture observer report from a May 2018 live export voyage – released this week after an almost 12 month delay - reveals furth

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