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Wed, 20 Jun 2018 19:13:16 +1000 | Angelique Donnellan
Animal Welfare, Government and Politics, Federal Government

Australia's $4 billion pet food industry will be scrutinised by a parliamentary inquiry after reports plastic, metal and mould was found in some foods and one popular brand being implicated in more than 100 dogs falling sick.

Tue, 19 Jun 2018 14:59:46 +1000 | Sarah Hancock
Animals, Human Interest, Animal Welfare

The RSPCA says cat dumping is becoming all too common this winter following the discovery of a cat zipped up in a duffle bag, and a separate group of kittens being left outside an animal shelter in a laundry basket.

Tue, 19 Jun 2018 08:03:34 +1000 | Cara Jeffery And Rosie King
Rural Youth, Driver Education, Safety Education, Road, Road Transport, Accidents - Other, Animal Behaviour, Animals, Animal Welfare, Rural, Drought

Young country drivers with limited driving experience are being taught 'drought driving' skills to prevent kangaroos causing serious car accidents.

Sun, 17 Jun 2018 14:59:39 +1000
Food and Cooking, Food Processing, Animal Welfare
Chef Peter Ford speaks to the ABC's Dominic Cansdale about how raising, slaughtering and cooking your own livestock can change the way you think about meat.
Sun, 17 Jun 2018 14:59:39 +1000
Food and Cooking, Food and Beverage, Pig Production, Livestock Welfare, Animal Welfare
Ballarat chef Peter Ford is pushing for more restaurants and consumers to take better notice of where their produce comes from.
Sun, 17 Jun 2018 14:59:39 +1000 | Dominic Cansdale
Food and Beverage, Food Processing, Livestock Welfare, Animal Welfare, Pig Production

The demand for free-range pork has increased as consumers emphasise taste and animal welfare in decision-making.

Fri, 15 Jun 2018 16:26:41 +1000
Environmental Policy, Environmental Management, Environmental Impact, Drought, Pasture, Animal Welfare, Animal Nutrition, Miscellaneous Animal Production
The New South Wales Government's decision to streamline the culling of excess kangaroos has been welcomed by drought stricken farmers, but has raised the ire of both commercial kangaroo harvesters and animal welfare activists; Sally Bryant reports.
Fri, 15 Jun 2018 07:01:38 +1000 | Joanna Khan
Science and Technology, Urban Development and Planning, Environment, Animal Behaviour, Animal Science, Animal Welfare, Animals, Animals and Nature

Humans have been displacing wildlife since, well, forever — and according to a new study, we're leaving some mammals no choice but to adjust their daily schedules and seek refuge in the night.

Thu, 14 Jun 2018 12:38:09 +1000
Animal Welfare, Immigration, Animals
Bulgaria has agreed to spare the life of a cow after plans to kill it for crossing European Union borders without paperwork triggered an international outcry.