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?
Proposed legislation would required the government to consider how all of its policies affect animal welfare.
Pescatarians might frustrate purist vegetarians, but the issues surrounding fish are quite different to meat.
There is no clear evidence that new regulations intended to crack down on ‘illegal behaviour’ are even needed. Most not-for-profit organisations are law-abiding and heavily regulated.
This story is not graphic, but what happens to slaughter-bound horses is, and it’s time for change.
Video game ‘amoralists’ argue killing in gaming isn’t harmful since no living being is actually hurt. But when it comes to hurting virtual animals, we disagree.
We enjoy and appreciate animals and are disturbed by violence against them. But we also perpetrate this violence, and that needs to change.
Illegal hunters are damaging farm property, shooting at buildings and killing livestock. So why do farm trespass laws target animal activists?
Animal suffering not only harms other species, it endangers our own. Here’s how we can do better.
Leather isn’t just a by-product of the meat industry, and raises serious moral questions for anyone who cares about animal rights.
Pressure is mounting on fashion producers to stop using skins from Australian native animals. But Indigenous people are reviving traditions and there are ethical ways for trade to continue.
At the heart of the debate is that most fundamental question: what does it mean to be human?
Animals don’t just need enough space to live – they need the right kind of space, too. An animal welfare lawyer defends our pets’ ‘right of place.’
Born in 1831, at a time when animals were widely regarded as property, Frances Levvy used the power of the press and the passion of children to advocate for their welfare.
Rodeo’s loyalty to the dangerous sport of chuckwagon racing has a lot to do with its history.
The new legislation will give harsher punishment to people who incite others to trespass on farms.
For poet John Kinsella, veganism is an ethics of commitment. Living as a vegan, he writes, is not a holier-than-thou situation, but a move towards being more respectful of life.
The institution of pet-keeping is fundamentally unjust as it involves the manipulation of animals’ bodies, behaviours and emotional lives.
Animal-rights protesters have grabbed headlines this week, but research shows antagonism is not always effective.