RSPCA and AVA launch Christmas campaign on certain dog breed health issues

Christmas is a time of year when people give puppies as gifts, but there certain breeds of dogs that are suffering serious health issues because they’re bred to look a certain way. Love is Blind a campaign just launched by the Royal Society for the Protection and Cruelty to Animals Australia and the Australian...
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Second Australian state to ban puppy and kitten farms

November 17, 2016 – Victoria will become the second state in Australia to pass legislation to stop puppy and kitten farms, and will introduce a central registry of domestic animal businesses. Australian Capital Territory (ACT) passed similar legislation in September 2015. last month, Victoria’s Government announced that a review of the amendments to the Domestic...
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Illegal reptiles trade putting wildlife, environment, other pets, people at risk

November 18, 2016 – The illegal global trade in reptiles, which includes venomous snakes, could put wildlife, the environment and human lives at risk, a new study has found. Researchers at Australia’s University of Adelaide, supported by the Invasive Animals Co-operative Research Centre, have developed a model of the likelihood of establishment of alien species...
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NZ government to introduce BSL that will see thousands of dogs put to death

October 5, 2016 – New Zealand’s government plans to introduce new breed specific legislation (BSL) in February 2017 that could see an estimated thousands of dogs euthanised because of the way they look, as opposed to how they behave, in an effort to combat rising dog attacks in the country. Associate Minister for Local Government...
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Australian state reverses ban on greyhound racing after six weeks

October 11, 2016 – The reversal on the greyhound racing ban in Australian state of New South Wales announced today has one animal welfare organisation saying giving the industry a second chance will only cost animals lives. NSW state premier Mike Baird’s about-turn on his greyhound racing ban came after mounting pressure from the state...
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Exclusive: SPCA NZ gives schools animal welfare books to educate children

October 13, 2016 – The new school term in New Zealand has seen the the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of New Zealand (SPCA NZ) gifting over 76,000 books to all primary and immediate schools throughout the country to help teachers educate children about animal welfare. Each school have been given two...
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Over 90,000 greyhounds missing in Australian state; racing ‘wastage’?

September 13, 2016 – More than 90,000 greyhounds have gone ‘missing’ in New South Wales, Australia, feared victims of ‘wastage’ as the greyhound racing industry calls the euthanasia of perfectly healthy dogs, a cruel practice that has contributed to the banning of greyhound racing in the state from July next year. On 24 August, the...
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Diagnosing pets using the internet: yes or no?

September 7, 2016 – At a recent Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) New South Wales Division Conference, vet Laurie Milne spoke about the inaccuracy of pet information on the internet and cautioned pet owners against diagnosing their pets’ illnesses or conditions via the web. Pet News Today founder and editor-in-chief Polly Stewart said while Dr Milne made...
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Diagnosing pets using the internet: yes or no?

September 7, 2016 – At a recent Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) New South Wales Division Conference, vet Laurie Milne spoke about the inaccuracy of pet information on the internet and cautioned pet owners against diagnosing their pets’ illnesses or conditions via the web. Pet News Today founder and editor-in-chief Polly Stewart said while Dr Milne made...
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