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The RSPCA Knowledgebase

The RSPCA Knowledgebase is your one-stop-shop for informed answers to animal welfare questions. It explains the facts behind common animal care and welfare problems and the RSPCA's views on a huge range of animal welfare issues, from puppies to cane toads and just about everything in between.

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Responsible Sourcing

Responsible Sourcing

The RSPCA works with a wide range of stakeholders to improve the welfare of animals. When it comes to responsible sourcing of animal-based products, there is a lot that individual organisations can do. The RSPCA’s Responsible Sourcing information includes guidance on developing an animal welfare policy, procurement goals and species-specific information about production processes and how to analyse a business’ supply chain.

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Education Resources

To help children and adults alike, learn more about animal welfare, the RSPCA has a range of educational resources available for free. These resources include educational games and programs for teachers, educators and parents aimed to help teach children about animals and increase their understanding and awareness of animal welfare.

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Animal welfare scorecard

View the differences and gaps in animal welfare regulation at Australian abattoirs, poultry processors and knackeries in our interactive map.

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RSPCA policies

RSPCA policy statements and position papers are intended to clearly set out the view of the RSPCA on key animal welfare issues. They are usually short and concise and include a clear description and a brief rationale of the basis for the policy.

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RSPCA annual statistics

The RSPCA receives thousands of animals every year in every State and Territory in Australia. Annual statistics on the numbers of animals received, reclaimed or rehomed are compiled on a national basis by RSPCA Australia. The statistics cover each financial year and give details on the receipt and placement of animals by each state and territory RSPCA during that period.

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RSPCA annual reports

The RSPCA Australia annual report provides a snapshot of our progress, successes and challenges and an update on how we're helping all creatures great and small.

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