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Questions and answers, policies, papers and articles
The RSPCA Knowledgebase is your one-stop-shop for informed answers to animal welfare questions. It explains the facts behind common animal care and welfare problems and the RSPCA's views on a huge range of animal welfare issues, from puppies to cane toads and just about everything in between.
Jun 22nd 2018
What are the animal welfare issues associated with weaning nose rings and other anti-suckling devices for calves?
Anti-suckling devices such as nose rings or nose flaps are designed to wean calves off milk by preventing access to the cow’s udder while the cow and calf are still together. A nose ring is a metal or plastic ring with spiked extensions. The nose...
Meat chicken farming
Chicken is the most popular meat in Australia. By choosing higher welfare chicken you can make a real difference to improving chicken welfare.
Layer hen farming
Hens are smart, quirky and inquisitive creatures. Choosing cage-free eggs can make a real difference to the life of a layer hen.
Over 5 million turkeys are farmed each year in Australia. When purchasing turkey this Christmas, choose humanely farmed, RSPCA Approved turkey.
Pigs are smart, sociable and inquisitive animals. Choosing humanely farmed pork, including smallgoods, can make a real difference to improving pig welfare.