The dairy industry faces a number of welfare and environmental issues.
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The dairy industry faces a number of welfare issues, and is a major contributor to greenhouse gases.
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There's a genetic side to animal welfare.
Horse wearing crank noseband.
With the 2016 Olympics in Rio on the horizon, the practice of clamping together the jaws of horses has still gone unchecked.
Virtual reality can trigger emotions that text can’t convey.
It can be hard to move people with just text or images. But virtual reality can let people experience others' lives, making it a potent tool for social change.
Neck and neck on the line.
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Has horse racing become too risky for the runners?
Eggs cartons will need to show stocking density on the carton.
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New standards for free-range eggs will limit stocking densities and mean hens must have access to outdoors.
No more breeding, but still on exhibit.
The history of displaying exotic animals seems to be one of evolving public expectations about what constitutes acceptable conditions. Is it a case of the more things change, the more they stay the same?
There are lots of things to consider when pondering whether we should eat red meat.
The impacts of red meat production and consumption on human health, animal welfare and the environment are complex.
Buddy is a sucker for the silly season.
Christmas is here again, and we're excited for decorating, parties, and summer getaways. But before we dive into the silly season, let's first make sure our pets are properly taken care of.
Ahead of the Paris climate summit, protesters in the Philippines march for climate justice.
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A narrow debate of what countries should pay to respond to climate change obscures a bigger moral discussion that touches on economics, ethics and people's relationship to the natural world.
You don’t have to work in a paddock to have a valid opinion on animal welfare.
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With animal welfare issues routinely handled by Senate committees with strong links to agriculture, how can we ensure that those outside the industry are being properly listened to?
Feral cat with galah, mounted specimen.
Australia wants to kill off two million feral cats and momentum for similar plans is growing in the US. Is there a good case for killing or neutering outdoor cats to protect biodiversity?
Eating kangaroos is sustainable.
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Campaigners against commercial kangaroo harvesting say it's unsustainable and have convinced California to extend a ban on kangaroo imports. But are Australia's world-famous roos really at risk?
People in the Ruaha landscape lose their livestock as a result of predator attacks.
Human and wildlife conflict in Tanzania's Ruaha region is extremely tense. There are many projects underway to alleviate this tension.
A piggery in New South Wales.
A current bill before the New South Wales Parliament proposes to end the use of sow-stalls.
Money and welfare should be separated in all animal industries.
Now that Victoria and Queensland have reported on their inquiries into the greyhound racing industry, it is timely to consider the findings of the reports and their implications for the animal industries of Australia.
Following reports of cruelty Queensland will separate the commercial and integrity arms of the greyhound industry.
Queensland will create a new statutory body to oversee the integrity of the racing industry, but it will only work with enough resources.
Soon to be retired – after more than 150 years in service of elephants in the circus.
The decision to phase out elephants from Ringling Brothers Circus reflects a shift in public opinion regarding captive wild animals.
Australian supermarket chains don’t go beyond compliance with industry and regulatory standards, and a patchy collection of additional animal welfare requirements.
Animal welfare and environmental sustainability are important ethical issues but Australian supermarkets don't do much about them. Germany's Aldi Süd chain could teach them a thing or two.
A possum used in live baiting.
Animals Australia & Animal Liberation Qld
Revelations of live baiting in greyhound racing have sent shockwaves through the industry. Baiting is prohibited, but laws lack teeth to stamp out the practice.