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Chinese dump milk as prices fall

The Year of the Goat isn’t working out well for Pi Hui’s cows. The 53-year-old Chinese farmer has slaughtered 180 dairy cattle — about 20 per cent of his herd — in recent...more >>

RSPCA calls for review of greyhound racing laws (Victoria, Australia)

The RSPCA has called on state and territory governments to launch independent reviews of the laws in their greyhound industries after footage of animal cruelty during training was revealed. A recent...more >>

Assembly to consider new ban on puppy farms and intensive animal breeding (ACT, Australia)

Puppy farms and intensive breeding of domestic animals will be banned under new legislation to be introduced to the Legislative Assembly. The new protections for animals forced to breed for the pet...more >>

Lyssavirus bat infections (Australia)

A spike in cases of a deadly bat virus in some parts of Australia's north has sparked concern, with dying animals being found in the streets close to schools and childcare centres.  ...more >>

Political pledges to tackle animal cruelty, including foxhunting (UK)

The English Labour party has pledged to crack down on animal cruelty with promises of action to tackle abuse in circuses, puppy farms and shooting estates and end the culling of badgers.  ...more >>

RSPCA calls for review of greyhound racing laws (Victoria, Australia)

The RSPCA has called on state and territory governments to launch independent reviews of the laws in their greyhound industries after footage of animal cruelty during training was revealed. A recent...more >>

Should ritual slaughter be banned in the UK?

Which matters more: animal rights or the rights of religious minorities?   And which will gain more votes among undecided voters on polling day?   Always an emotive issue, religious...more >>

Food Systems Law from Farm to Fork and Beyond

In urging “responsible eating,” food writer Wendell Berry once wrote, “I begin with the proposition that eating is an agricultural act.”   Yet the legal world has long...more >>

Tax breaks for pet care?

Pets play an important role in our lives. We feed them, clean them, play with them and spend some of the best times of our lives with them. We provide them with all the same medical care and comforts...more >>
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