Michelle Grattan speaks to University of Canberra's Deep Saini about the week in Australian politics.
From Brooklyn to Los Angeles, thousands of Americans are raising chickens in their backyards. But without stricter regulation, urban poultry farming is risky for both humans and birds.
Horses have played a major role in our culture and have worked hard for human beings for eons. But there's high turnover and pressing labour issues in horse stables. It's time to figure out why.
Animals do so much work for humans, from farm animals who die to feed us to service animals helping veterans with PTSD. It's time we gave back by providing humane living and working conditions.
Banning the whip in Australian horse racing would only deter a minority of race enthusiasts from gambling or watching any events.
New research explains that dogs may have evolved to eat faeces as a way to prevent the spread of disease.
Using real apes and monkeys as actors in film and TV encourages people to see them as pets.
The current review of standards for egg and poultry farming does little to assuage fears that the industry wields too much influence. Only an independent regulator can restore public confidence.
Proposed national standards for chicken farming argue that battery cages are not a significant detriment to hens' health.
Computer models have produced some very worrying results.
There's plenty of evidence that even fish have feelings.
The Trump administration is considering requests from hunters to import wildlife trophies (body parts) on a case-by-case basis. Does this approach promote conservation or threaten endangered species?
When lawyers represent the interests of abused animals in the courtroom, they help human victims too.
Horse racing is enjoyed by millions of people but there are others who have concerns over animal welfare. A social license to operate may help keep all sides happy.
Consumers need to educate themselves on costs of eating beef and start thinking about choosing low-carbon foods instead.
The animals can see you as a threat, so make them feel at home.
George Hamilton published An Appeal for the Horse in 1866, a defence of animal welfare well ahead of its time. However, his compassion for Aboriginal people was conspicuously lacking.
During Hurricane Katrina in 2005, some people died rather than evacuating without their pets. Now emergency managers are required to include animals in their response plans.
Dogs from intensive 'puppy farms' suffer in their early monthslife, with repercussions for them – and their owners – for the rest of their lives.
Research suggests it could be down to how our brains are wired.