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Animal welfare protesters rally in front of a live export ship in Fremantle harbour, June last year. AAP Image/Richard Wainwright

Should slaughterhouses have glass walls? The campaign for greater farm transparency goes to the High Court

Advocacy groups play a crucial and neglected role in revealing systemic animal mistreatment. We need to make their actions unnecessary by with better transparency in the industries.
Food prices are poised to become higher post-pandemic. But using technology smartly and humanely can put the brakes to food price inflation. (Pixabay)

Food is poised to get a lot more expensive, but it doesn’t have to

How to keep food prices down? Use technology to change the way we produce food and public policy to ensure there’s a fair price put on things like climate change, human labour and animal welfare.
The pandemic shone a spotlight on the plight of exotic animals after the Netflix Tiger King series. It also resulted in a run on pet adoptions. But what is the state of animal welfare more than a year into the crisis? Tom Copus/Unsplash

Adoptions but also abuse: The COVID-19 pandemic is the best and worst of times for animals

One year ago, the ‘Tiger King’ docuseries raised public concern about animal cruelty to new heights. But what’s happened to animals since?
Shaquero, a two-year-old horse, won the Magic Millions 2YO Classic on Saturday. Magic Millions/Twitter

Racing 2-year-old horses is lucrative, but is it worth the risks?

Engaging two-year-old horses in the intensive training to prepare for competitive racing is a bit like asking a 13-year-old child to perform at the peak of their athletic potential.
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10 things we do that puzzle and scare horses

Patting, shoeing, grooming, feeding, and even putting them in a stable - the list of seemingly benign human interactions that can confuse or upset horses is surprisingly long. On the eve of the official Horse’s Birthday, we explain why.
The demise of factory farming will have many social benefits. (Piqsels)

Looking forward to a future without factory farming

The end of factory farming will lay the foundation for a rural resurgence and the development of more just and sustainable communities for people and animals alike.
Canadian agricultural businesses cannot compete on the world stage if consumers do not trust the safety of their products. (Piqsels)

Silencing whistle-blowers on farms conceals animal and employee abuse

What are known as ‘ag-gag’ laws impede the transparency Canadians expect from farms and food-production facilities, particularly dangerous in the COVID-19 period.
The COVID-19 pandemic has had an impact on veterinarians due in part to a run on puppies, but financial uncertainties have also added further strain on an already stressed-out profession. (Piqsels)

Puppies & burnout: The economic impact of the coronavirus on vets

Veterinarians are already at risk of emotional distress and burnout. The experiences of an Alberta veterinary practice shows COVID-19 is having a further impact.
Protesters hold signs outside women’s fashion designer Eudon Choi in London during Fashion Week in 2017. Elena Rostenova/www.shutterstock.com

Python skin jackets and elephant leather boots: How wealthy Western nations help drive the global wildlife trade

The COVID-19 pandemic has cast a harsh light on global commerce in wildlife. But many accounts focus on demand from Asia, ignoring the role of US and European consumers.
The world takes tentative steps to get back up and running amid the COVID-19 pandemic, but our post-pandemic world will look different than how we lived and worked before. (Pixabay)

Coronavirus weekly: recovery efforts happening in fits and starts

Our experts look at recovery efforts, how different the post-pandemic world will be, the hunt for a cure for COVID-19, and why we need to mind our mental health.

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