animal welfare

Branching out with Tania Duratovic

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Tania Duratovic was helping animals long before she became a vet nurse. But she decided to get formal qualifications so she could do even more—particularly through her charity Tree of Compassion—to assist animals in need. By Kathy Graham Tania has […]

WSAVA speaks out against dog and cat meat trade

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The World Small Animal Veterinary Association has strongly expressed its opposition to the dog and cat meat trade in a new position statement. Prepared by members of its Animal Wellness and Welfare Committee (AWWC), the Position Statement recognises cultural variance […]

Unscrambling the facts of Australian egg farming

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Voiceless, the animal protection institute, last month launched its latest in-depth report, ‘Unscrambled: The hidden truth of hen welfare in the Australian egg industry’, in an effort to bring much-needed attention to the welfare of millions of hens and their […]

Australia’s hidden animal welfare crisis

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Across Australia, there are animals that are stressed, starving, homeless and suffering from disease—a tragic state of affairs that’s largely due to human actions. At this week’s Australian Veterinary Association Annual Conference at Melbourne’s Convention and Exhibition Centre—which ends this […]

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