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Animal News

Sat, 14 Jul 2018 12:22:29 +1000
Dog, Veterinary Medicine, Animal Behaviour, Animal Welfare, Animal Attacks

They're becoming increasingly popular as pets but an animal behaviour expert is warning that adopted greyhounds may be in a chronic state of fear and ready to bite.

Fri, 13 Jul 2018 06:11:56 +1000
Animals, Animal Welfare, Animals and Nature, Animal Behaviour, Community Organisations, Community and Society

There has been a dramatic increase in the number of cars colliding with kangaroos, according to smash repairers in Australia's south-east. And wildlife carers are noticing too.

Thu, 12 Jul 2018 22:00:00 +1000
Endangered and Protected Species, Animal Welfare
Professor Don Rothwell — International law expert of the Australian National University — says Japan's latest move at the International Whaling commission is aimed at ending the moratorium on commercial whaling.
Thu, 12 Jul 2018 15:38:39 +1000 | Brooke Wylie
Animal Welfare, Crime, Law, Crime and Justice

The RSPCA finds a mass grave on the western Sydney property of a licensed dog trainer and seizes a dozen greyhounds suffering emaciation.

Wed, 11 Jul 2018 18:03:31 +1000 | Belinda Varischetti
Livestock Welfare, Sea Transport, Animal Welfare, Animal Nutrition

Animal protection organisation Animals Australia will seek a court injunction to stop tens of thousands of sheep being exported from the Port of Fremantle to the Middle East.

Wed, 11 Jul 2018 13:55:34 +1000 | Rebecca Opie
Courts and Trials, Law, Crime and Justice, Police, Animal Welfare

A court has heard a man charged with animal cruelty was found standing on a main road in Adelaide covered in blood and holding a meat cleaver. There are now concerns for the welfare of the man's housemate. Warning, this story contains graphic content.

Tue, 10 Jul 2018 05:18:40 +1000 | James Dunlevie
Community and Society, History, Zoos, Zoology, Animal Science, Animals, Human Interest, Animal Welfare, Animal Behaviour

Hobart's old zoo is famous as the location where the last thylacine in captivity died, with the species being classified as extinct in the 1930s. But in its heyday, people could view elephants, zebras, monkeys and even see a young girl walking her pet leopard.

Mon, 09 Jul 2018 17:50:08 +1000
Animal Welfare, Horse Racing
Four Corners has obtained footage of branded thoroughbreds that have been neglected and starved after retiring from racing.
Mon, 09 Jul 2018 17:50:08 +1000 | Michael Brissenden And Lucy Carter
Animal Welfare, Horse Racing, Sport

The RSCPA is concerned that rules introduced by racing authorities to address the issue of wastage in horseracing aren't dealing with the problem effectively.