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Cruelty on the New Zealand Dairy Farm

Animal advocacy organisations SAFE and Farmwatch have released video footage following an investigation into animal cruelty in the New Zealand dairy industry. The investigation reveals inherent...more >>

South African judge lifts domestic ban on rhino horn trade

A South African judge on Thursday lifted a domestic ban on trade in rhino horns, alarming conservationists who described it as an "extremely dangerous move" that could worsen a...more >>

FBI tracking animal cruelty cases

The FBI has announced that starting next year it will be adding a new category to its crime statistics reporting and for the first time will begin tracking crimes of animal cruelty.   Until now...more >>

Starfish-killing robot close to trials on Great Barrier Reef

An autonomous starfish-killing robot is close to being ready for trials on the Great Barrier Reef, researchers say. Crown-of-thorns starfish have have been described as a significant threat to coral...more >>

Woman criminally charged for giving water to dehydrated pigs (Canada)

Imagine this. Hundreds of pigs are crammed into a truck on a sweltering day. A woman appears with a bottle of water. She pours water into the animals' mouths and talks to them.  The driver...more >>

Animal Justice wins right to intervene in Supreme Court animal sexual abuse appeal

The Supreme Court of Canada has granted welfare interest group Animal Justice leave to intervene in an appeal that will decide whether some forms of sexual abuse of animals are acceptable under...more >>

Sustainability, thoroughbred racing and the need for change

Globally, the thoroughbred breeding and racing industry is reporting a declining trend.   In various racing nations in Europe, in Australia and the US, thoroughbred racing is experiencing...more >>

EU biofuel policies: Income effects and lobbying decisions in the German agricultural sector

Abstract: European Union (EU) policymakers have persistently supported first-generation biofuels despite the clearly emerging picture of small or even negative green house gas mitigation effects...more >>

European Parliament votes against bullfighting subsidies

Animal welfare campaigners have welcomed a vote by the European Parliament against taxpayer subsidies being paid towards bullfighting. Some 438 MEPs voted in favour of an amendment against payouts...more >>
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