There are concerns that the new draft poultry standards don’t truly have chickens’ welfare at heart.
The current review of standards for egg and poultry farming does little to assuage fears that the industry wields too much influence. Only an independent regulator can restore public confidence.
Much of the world is moving away from battery cages for chickens.
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Proposed national standards for chicken farming argue that battery cages are not a significant detriment to hens’ health.
The mane attraction.
Computer models have produced some very worrying results.
There’s plenty of evidence that even fish have feelings.
The Trump administration is considering requests from hunters to import wildlife trophies (body parts) on a case-by-case basis. Does this approach promote conservation or threaten endangered species?
At least in Connecticut, legal advocates can now represent the interests of abused animals.
When lawyers represent the interests of abused animals in the courtroom, they help human victims too.
Horse racing is enjoyed by many people, employs thousands of people but there are some concerns over the welfare of the horses.
Horse racing is enjoyed by millions of people but there are others who have concerns over animal welfare. A social license to operate may help keep all sides happy.
Consumers need to educate themselves on costs of eating beef and start thinking about choosing low-carbon foods instead.
What are you staring at?
The animals can see you as a threat, so make them feel at home.
George Hamilton, Meeting natives on the Campaspi plains, Victoria, June 1836.
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George Hamilton published An Appeal for the Horse in 1866, a defence of animal welfare well ahead of its time. However, his compassion for Aboriginal people was conspicuously lacking.
Naval Aircrewman (Helicopter) 2nd Class Jansen Schamp rescues two dogs after floodwaters from Hurricane Harvey reached the grounds of a shelter in Vidor, Texas, Aug. 31, 2017.
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During Hurricane Katrina in 2005, some people died rather than evacuating without their pets. Now emergency managers are required to include animals in their response plans.
Adopt a dog - irresponsible breeders will create more dogs that will suffer from lack care in their early months.
Dogs from intensive ‘puppy farms’ suffer in their early monthslife, with repercussions for them – and their owners – for the rest of their lives.
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.