Does whipping hurt horses and why do jockeys do it? Research shows the industry’s view that whipping is important for safety and performance is misguided.
The public’s lack of knowledge about animal research can cause a moral conflict. Institutions that use animals in research need to be more transparent about their practices.
The High Court found the NSW laws were not unconstitutional – but there is still much room for reform.
Noise can be so unpleasant that we regulate construction work and music concerts - but we only consider human hearing ranges.
Pigeons simply don’t deserve the bad press they get.
When it comes to our ethical duties to animals, representation and respect should go hand in hoof.
A new study shows bulldogs have a life expectancy five years lower than the average dog.
Historians aren’t sure exactly when the first zoo was built, but it’s clear humans have kept exotic animals for thousands of years.
Children are taught to value the lives of other species less, according to a new study.
Although cats are evolved for night-time activity, during domestication they have adapted to human lifestyles. There’s plenty you can do to try and get your cat to stop waking you in the wee hours.
Slow progress may be better than none at all for animals living in the UK.
A proposed new large-scale octopus farm in Spain is a huge risk to the welfare of this sentient and intelligent animal.
The answer lies in silvopastoralism, an agricultural method that attempts to mimic natural forest ecosystems with livestock added into the mix.
Psychologists have described a ‘meat paradox’ in the minds of meat-eating animal lovers.
Andrea Arnold’s new film chronicles the daily strife of Luma – a dairy cow and mother.
A fundamental change in how North American zoos and aquariums are accredited supports their animal conservation and species survival work.
Octopus, crabs, prawns demonstrate clear signs of emotion, such as pain and ‘anxiety-like’ behaviour.
New research shows gambling participation in Australia is dropping.
The plan to criminalise pet theft is more about pet owners’ wellbeing than for the animals themselves.
Boats and companies have been treated as legal persons in the past. Why not an alpaca?