Despite strict rules on the use of the whip in Australian horse racing, some riders still breach them.
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.
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?
Harness Racing Australia has announced it will ban the use of the whip. The decision is a world first for any horse sporting body, so what about the rest of the horse racing industry?
Voters in Massachusetts passed a ballot measure that assumed so. But a philosopher of animal welfare suggests the ethical issues involved are trickier than a yes/no vote would suggest.
A new SBS doco will spark more questions about if and how we should eat meat.
New South Wales' U-turn on its greyhound ban says much about the calibre of politicians and their subjugation to the media.
Scottish Folds are adorable cats with folded ears and owl-like faces. But their cuteness also condemns them to a life of suffering.
A small but dedicated team is offering these abandoned apes a brighter future.
Tick paralysis affect 10,000 dogs each year in eastern Australia, and the treatment can be very expensive. Fortunately, a new drug available is available.
Landlords and property agents often apply 'no pets' rules even though many households see them as part of the family. Their difficulty in finding rental housing then becomes a source of great stress.
Dingoes are being used to kill feral goats in Queensland, but is this just another form of cruelty?
New South Wales' ban on greyhound racing is a response to the high rate of animal deaths in the industry. But what about other states, and other animal industries, where the problem is prevalent too?
The huge numbers of unwanted dogs killed by the greyhound racing industry has led the New South Wales government to outlaw the sport.
Why do so many people take safety risks or abuse wild animals for the sake of a photo with them? In one researcher's view, scientists may encourage this trend by sharing their own wildlife selfies.
Australian cattle may have been killed with sledgehammers in Vietnam.
It might sound strange but the world of animal-computer interaction could improve their welfare and help us understand them better.
The dairy industry faces a number of welfare issues, and is a major contributor to greenhouse gases.