Chickens have personalities, too.
Research suggests it could be down to how our brains are wired.
Free-range egg producers trade heavily on their implied ethical and nutritional value. But what are you really getting?
After Snowdale Holdings was penalised A$1 million for lying about their eggs being free-range, here are some tips on getting what you pay for in the supermarket.
This quenda seems to have been a victim of land clearing.
More than 50 million birds, mammals and reptiles are thought to be killed each year in New South Wales and Queensland by the removal of native vegetation, and planning laws are failing to protect them.
Most of the money Americans give to animal welfare charities helps causes that aid companion animals.
A growing number of animal advocates want Americans to do more to aid animals raised in farms for food, rather than supporting groups that help cats, dogs and other human companions.
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Animal welfare depends on quality of territory not quantity.
Coyote at Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge, Colorado.
The US Department of Agriculture kills thousands of predators yearly, mainly for attacking livestock. A conservation biologist explains why this policy is ineffective and ecologically harmful.
Ethical codes on animal experimentation lay down strict rules about the treatment of lab animals. Animals headed to the slaughter house are not so lucky.
My footprint is how big?
Pet food is a multi-billion-dollar industry that consumes huge amounts of animal protein. A veterinary nutrition specialist explains how to feed dogs and cats healthily and sustainably.
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If zoo data was 'open access' we could identify the worst before too many animals die.
The world’s first lab-grown beef burger, the result of years of research by Dutch scientist Mark Post at the University of Maastricht.
We might be able to grow artificial meat but are people really prepared to eat such produce over meat from farmed animals?
The idea of human-animal hybrids often leads to people picturing something like an ancient Greek monster, such as the Chimera.
The concept of creating human-animal hybrids can be eerie, but that's only because of the way our minds tend to categorise things.
Two animal rights experts see little reason to cheer that a circus is closing, as long as humans keep eating meat and dairy products.
And not a steak in sight.
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Sausages, hamburger patties, lamb chops and T-bone steak. There is nothing like the traditional barbecue on Australia Day.
Zoos, emphasising natural behaviour and conservation, remain more popular than ever.
With circuses on the wane, are our attitudes towards animals improving?
Dogs – and their owners – love 'walkies'. But who's walking who?
Riders don’t always obey the rules on the use of the whip in Australian horse racing.
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Despite strict rules on the use of the whip in Australian horse racing, some riders still breach them.
Pets suffer just as badly as their humans in the heat.
As the weather heats up, Australian households won’t just be cranking up the air conditioning for themselves. Some households will also be turning it on for their dogs or cats.
The rise in size of your festive bird hides a chemical concern.
Dog thefts have risen by a third – don't be a victim.
Your local supermarket offers a variety of hams.
Free range, sow stall free - you'll find a number of different types of ham on the market this Christmas. But what do they mean?