While the commitment of vegan businesses to animal well-being is laudable, is that where their ethical commitments stop? Are they reproducing bare-minimum labour standards, or aiming higher?
Tongue-ties are used in Australian horse racing but are banned in most other horse sports.
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The government has extended by a year the time it is giving exporters with old ships to continue with sub-standard conditions for sheep carried to the Middle East.
Labor on Thursday will move an amendment to phase out live sheep exports, mirroring the private member's bill put up by Liberal MP Sussan Ley.
Many people feel conflicted about the use of animals in scientific research. But what is actually involved?
Broadbent didn't use the term "doctors' wives", but these are the people he meant – Liberal supporters whose vote can be moved by particular causes.
He told The Conversation that even when he finished his degree in the 1990s "the economic rationale for continuing the trade wasn't strong".
In choosing not to ban the live export trade even in the hottest northern months, the federal government is allowing animals to be put in conditions where they cannot possibly escape suffering.
The submission recommends an increase in the space allocation for each animal of at least 30% for sheep weighing 40-60 kilograms – the weight range of the typical sheep sent to the Middle East.
Michelle Grattan speaks with Deep Saini about the week in Australian politics.
Wild animals are hard at work this spring. Here's how their hard labour benefits humans, and why we should be more appreciative.
The undertaking represents another stage in the toughening of Labor policy on the issue. The opposition had a bipartisan approach a few weeks ago.
Giving male dogs the snip is a common practice in Australia and elsewhere to help reduce the number of unwanted dogs. But it can also lead to some unwanted behavioural problems.
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.