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Disappointing live export outcome reveals cruel and inconvenient truth

Thursday, 2nd April 2020

While deeply disappointed in the latest live export regulatory outcome, the RSPCA says the result validates its opposition to live animal exports and will not prevent the ultimate demise of

National Wool Declaration review leaves animal welfare and consumer choice behind

Tuesday, 31st March 2020

The RSPCA has today expressed its disappointment in the outcome of the National Wool Declaration review, saying it leaves wool-buying customers and consumers in the dark about industry prac

Wool industry promotion of steining as solution to mulesing premature: RSPCA

Monday, 2nd September 2019

The RSPCA is concerned that recent promotion of the ‘steining’ method of preventing flystrike in sheep fails to address the animal welfare concerns associated with this method.

Days of severe heat stress, death by smothering: delayed live sheep export report reveals horrific suffering

Monday, 13th May 2019

The summary of a Department of Agriculture observer report from a May 2018 live export voyage – released this week after an almost 12 month delay - reveals furth

RSPCA statement: Release of live sheep Heat Stress Risk Assessment review draft report

Thursday, 13th December 2018

The RSPCA has welcomed the draft report of the Heat Stress Risk Assessment (HSRA) review, which was released today for public consultation.

Too little too late, as ALEC tries to salvage doomed live sheep industry: RSPCA

Tuesday, 4th December 2018

There is no certainty for sheep farmers in live animal exports, and last-ditch promises by live exporters to “re-set” their practices must be viewed with the scepticism they deserve.