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What do you think about religious slaughter of animals?

Religious slaughter of animals is the ritual killing of an animal as part of a religion. It is practised by many religions as a means of appeasing a god or gods. In Nepal, every five years...more >>

European commission must not shy away from environmental policies

How we produce and consume food is an often a controversial subject. It is a highly profitable industry, second only to the metals sector in the EU, but also one of the major contributors to...more >>

Enhancing Animal Welfare Through the Constructive Use of the Animal Welfare Ac

What can we do TODAY to improve the well being of animals? People are passionate about animals, and this is reflected in the diverse opinions surrounding animal issues. Underlying all the spirited...more >>

Court orders $300,000 penalty after finding 'free range' egg claims to be misleading (Australia)

The Federal Court in New South Wales (Australia) has declared that Pirovic Enterprises Pty Ltd (Pirovic) engaged in misleading conduct and made misleading representations in its labelling and...more >>

Wild behaviour: the science of cats in boxes

Sandra McCune holds a PhD that examined the temperament and welfare of caged cats as well as qualifications in vet nursing and zoology. In her current role as the Scientific Leader for Human-Animal...more >>

Law targets puppy factories (Victoria, Australia)

It will be mandatory for pet shops to keep records of the origin of puppies and kittens under the new Victorian (Australia) legislation. The law targets Victorian pet shops that deal with dodgy...more >>

First lawsuit challenging an “ag-gag” law

A federal judge has refused to toss out the country’s first lawsuit challenging an “ag-gag” law that criminalizes undercover investigations of slaughterhouses and factory farms. U.S...more >>

Drivers for animal welfare policies in Africa

  Livestock in Africa represent on average 30% of the agricultural gross domestic product (GDP) and about 10% of the national GDP. Up to 300 million people depend on livestock for...more >>

The role of the veterinary nurse in animal welfare

Nurses have several roles in the animal welfare movement, and have unique skills, compassion and experience that often make them best placed to drive animal welfare improvements. RVNs have a role in...more >>
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