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Study suggests surprising reason killer whales go through menopause

  There are many reasons that promote the development of animal protection law. Bio-prejudice is a term that has been used to describe a preference, or aversion, to a species based on its...more >>

Food Production and Animal Welfare Legislation in Australia

What is the impact of food production systems on animals and the environment? In the field of animal welfare and law, the terms corporate responsibility and sustainability are frequently used but the...more >>

Water and Marine Animal Law

When people think of animal welfare they frequently focus on land-based animals, and overlook those that exist in the world's oceans, lakes and rivers.   While there are several serious...more >>

Rethinking The Ethics of Animal Rescue

This article is reproduced in its entirety (from because quoting a part of it didn't appear to properly convey...more >>

Baboons use vowel sounds strikingly similar to humans

The differences between people represented one of the early barriers to the development of animal welfare protection law. For example, it was originally believed that animals didn't have a...more >>

Combining veterinary care and social work in animal euthanasia

  Think of the anguish felt when you or a loved one had to take that final trip to the vet with a beloved pet, saying goodbye to the cat, dog or other animal before it is put down in the most...more >>

Role of the Veterinarian in Public Health

Most veterinarians contribute, directly or indirectly, to public health goals and outcomes. Veterinary public health contributions can be categorized into six core domains.   Most private...more >>

RSPCA v. Department of Agriculture (Perth, Australia)

  THE RSPCA WA has taken legal action against the Department of Agriculture — the latest salvo in an escalating war.   The legal fight is over a dog called Roxy, which the RSPCA flew...more >>

RSPCA Inspectors Get More Power In Victorian Animal Cruelty Crackdown

  The Victorian government is beefing up its animal welfare laws in a bid to keep pets safe. Agriculture Minister Jaala Pulford said that new laws were now in effect giving government inspectors...more >>
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