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Observer reports still paint a grim picture of animal welfare in live export

Friday, 16th December 2022

This week’s release of departmental observers’ reports from live export ships – the first release since the start of the pandemic – are further proof of the problems with this cruel, disaster-plagu

All parties urged to stand up for animals this federal election

Thursday, 19th May 2022

The RSPCA is pleased to see animal welfare on the agenda this federal election and commends those parties and candidates that have committed to improving animal welfare.

Eleventh-hour live export rule changes deeply concerning: RSPCA

Wednesday, 6th April 2022

The RSPCA has expressed grave concerns with the Australian Government’s decision yesterday to slash the prohibited northern summer period for live sheep export, which will see thousands more sheep

Ag Minister's eleventh-hour live export intervention major blow to trust in industry

Wednesday, 28th October 2020

The RSPCA has expressed disappointment at Agriculture Minister David Littleproud’s last minute intervention on behalf of the live export industry, to block improvements in live cattle expor

Government observer report from Al Kuwait live export voyage confirms thousands of sheep suffered

Tuesday, 18th August 2020

The release of the Government’s observer report from the recent Al Kuwait shipment has today confirmed that thousands of Australian sheep were exposed to excessive heat and humidit

RSPCA calls for urgent action to prevent further cruelty as disturbing new live export images emerge

Monday, 17th August 2020

The RSPCA is calling for urgent action - including real-time CCTV monitoring in abattoirs and electronic tracking of Australian animals - after evidence of widespread breaches of live expor