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Laser spectroscopy gender determination in poultry eggs

A method of using spectroscopy to determine the sex of a chicken egg before it hatches is being developed by researchers at the Dresden University of Technology and the University of Leipzig, in...more >>

Animal welfare as a point of commercial difference

There are an increasing number of businesses that have recognised that good animal welfare is good business in a society where more consumers do in fact care, and are guided by animal welfare...more >>

Considering the pros and cons of "telemedicine"

Are you familiar with the term "telemedicine"? Telemedicine has been defined as the use of telecommunication and information technologies to provide clinical health care at a...more >>

Leaked TTIP documents cast doubt on EU-US trade deal

Greenpeace says internal documents show US attempts to lower or circumvent EU protection for environment and public health. Talks for a free trade deal between Europe and the US face a serious...more >>

Leaked TTIP documents cast doubt on EU-US trade deal

Greenpeace says internal documents show US attempts to lower or circumvent EU protection for environment and public health. Talks for a free trade deal between Europe and the US face a serious...more >>

Cruelty charges against horse dentist (Australia)

A central Victorian horse dentist is facing 25 charges including aggravated cruelty for allegedly using rotary cutters to grind a horse’s teeth, leaving it unable to process food.  ...more >>

Looking at equine dentistry through the legal lens (Submitted opinion piece)

Veterinarians have traditionally been recognised as the specialists in matters of animal health and welfare. However, the activities that were considered to be appropriately undertaken only by a...more >>

Here’s how female beetles shut down their partner’s sex drive

  Insects commonly fall outside the legal definition of an "animal" protected under animal welfare legislation. Despite that, the preservation of insect life has been an issue...more >>

Manta rays show evidence of being self-aware

Sentience, and its legal definition, is at the forefront of many animal welfare legal debates. Fish, and fishing, are commonly placed outside many of the animal welfare legislative protections, but...more >>
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