RSPCA in the News

Concerns over new plans to export cattle to China

Thursday, 6th March 2014

The RSPCA has greeted the plans to open up a new export market for beef cattle to China with significant concern.

Cancellation of MoUs: Another step back for animal welfare

Friday, 28th February 2014

RSPCA Australia is disappointed at the announcement today from the Minister for Agriculture, Barnaby Joyce, that Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) will no longer be required for new overseas export

Live exports: risky then, risky now, risky in the future

Friday, 28th February 2014

This month 1,654 Australian sheep and 165 Australian cattle died on route to the Middle East while aboard the MV Ocean Drover.

New Bill to improve the lives of layer hens and sows in the ACT

Tuesday, 25th February 2014

The RSPCA is encouraging other States to follow the lead of the nation’s capital after the Animal Welfare (Factory Farming) Amendment Bill was debated in the ACT Legislative Assembly today.

A fresh chance to put an end to cruel trade

Monday, 24th February 2014

The RSPCA is urging the Federal government to support a bill tabled by independent MP Andrew Wilkie today in parliament, which would see a phase out of live animal exports by 1 July 2017.