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Video of shark death sparks outrage: Fisherman sacked for his actions

A commercial fisherman who posted a video online of himself killing a shark with a piece of railway iron has been sacked for his actions. Whangarei man Jason Reece posted the video on the Facebook...more >>

You Can Tell A Cows’ Emootions By Checking The Temperature Of Their Nose

  A recent study performed by World Animal Protection at the Royal Veterinary College, Potters Bar, UK seems to suggest that cows’ emotional states and the temperature of their...more >>

USDA update of animal welfare research strategy

U.S. Department of Agriculture has reportedly directed agency staff to create and deliver an updated Animal Welfare Strategy plan.   The new strategy will include updated training for government...more >>

Voiceless calls for welfare assurance scheme for Australian dairy production

Animal welfare group Voiceless says the dairy industry has been 'flying under the radar' of public scrutiny, and that needs to change.   The group is preparing to release a report,...more >>

Dog abandoned at station with belongings in suitcase

Tens of thousands of dogs are abandoned, rehomed, or euthanased every week – but sometimes there is something about a particular incident that attracts extra attention. This is the case where...more >>

Proposed law may stop construction of illegal ‘zoos’

A legal lacuna which has seen large animals - such as tigers - imported by people who lack the facilities in which to keep them and who end up building illegal structures instead.   A spokesman...more >>

What’s in a label? Understanding animal welfare claims

Food labels that emphasize how animals are treated and cared for on the farm or ranch are on a range of products but that does not mean that the labels are easy for consumers to understand.  ...more >>

Californians vote to give layer hens more room while Australian industry considers animal welfare standards

Australian egg farmers say they are closely monitoring a consumer-driven overhaul of the Californian egg production system, as it launches a review of its own industry standards.   As of 1...more >>

Free online resource: Animal Law: Principles and Frontiers

There is a free e-book resource dealing with the issues of animal law, written by Victorian (Australia) Barrister Graeme McEwen.   The book Preface states:   This book though is not...more >>
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