Welcome back to our ‚ÄòWeek in Animal Welfare‚Äô roundup. Get comfortable in front of your keyboard, and click through to read the latest news in animal welfare:
We were all horrified to see footage allegedly captured at a Tasmanian abattoir in December, which showed young dairy calves being beaten, kicked and thrown. The Tasmanian Department of Primary Industries is now investigating, and we warn you, you might find this footage distressing.
RSPCA‚Äôs Senior Policy Officer Jed Goodfellow explains why the Government‚Äôs new free range information standard fails to provide clarity and address consumer concerns.
Despite much anecdotal evidence to the contrary, science has come up with the definitive answer once again. It turns out, cats will choose human company over toys, food, and even things that smell good!
RSPCA South Australia is investigating after receiving shocking images showing a duck that seems to have a knife embedded in its head. The RSPCA said it was treating the case as an ‚Äòappalling, deliberate act of cruelty‚Äô and which is now searching for both the culprit and the injured animal.
We were concerned to hear of plans by Harness Racing Australia to sidestep or back away from the industry‚Äôs voluntary and world-leading decision to end whip use. See RSPCA South Australia‚Äôs statement here, and if you‚Äôd like to take action, click here.
Before we let you go, we‚Äôll also plug what we‚Äôve been up to in the last couple of weeks:
Have you joined our most recent supporter action yet? It‚Äôs been less than two weeks since we launched the latest stage of our ongoing campaign to end the battery cage. In that time, thousands upon thousands of you have written to egg producers who are still using battery cages as well as producing cage-free eggs.
As a result, two interesting things have happened ‚Ä¶