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Interior view of Polito’s Royal Menagerie, Exeter Change, Strand, Westminster, London, 1812. Heritage Images/Hulton Archives via Getty Images

Where was the world’s first zoo?

Historians aren’t sure exactly when the first zoo was built, but it’s clear humans have kept exotic animals for thousands of years.
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?

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