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RSPCA Victoria’s remit limited to ’10 livestock or less’

James Nason, 20 March 2017

RSPCA Victoria says a 10-year-old agreement limits its role to investigating animal welfare issues on farms to incidences where 10 or fewer livestock are involved.

VIc farmers urge State Govt to take animal welfare role from RSPCA

Beef Central, 15 March 2017

Victoria’s peak farm lobby group wants Agriculture Victoria to be given the undisputed authority to regulate commercial farming zones, and for the RSPCA’s role to be confined to watching over domestic animals.

Tri-Solfen pain relief approved for calves

Beef Central, 21 December 2016

The Australian Pesticide and Veterinary Medicine Authority (APVMA) has extended the approved use of Tri-Solfen anaesthetic and antiseptic topical application to include the alleviation of pain in calves.

Charitable status of trespassing animal rights groups targeted

Beef Central, 08 December 2016

Government and industry roundtable meetings on animal welfare last year discussed whether animal rights groups should be stripped of their charitable status if they trespass on farmland in their attempts to expose animal cruelty.

Producers should be told when livestock harmed in export: Animals Australia

Beef Central, 18 October 2016

Animals Australia is calling for mandatory notification of livestock producers whose animals have been involved in breaches of live export regulations.

Funding boost for livex welfare assurance program

James Nason, 01 July 2016

The livestock export industry appears to be on track to adopt a new animal welfare assurance program, over and above the Government-administered Exporter Supply Chain Assurance System (ESCAS).

Livex vet’s removal by Dept sparks criticism of trade’s role

Beef Central, 23 June 2016

Calls have intensified for independent vets to be placed on livestock export shipments, for the establishment of an independent authority to oversee the trade, and for a full review of live export standards, in the wake of criticism of industry welfare standards by a former long-serving industry veterinarian.

ALEC outlines exporter response to latest Vietnam welfare issue

Beef Central, 12 June 2016

The Australian Livestock Exporters’ Council says livestock exporters to Vietnam have taken steps in response to allegations by Animals Australia of animal cruelty towards exported Australian livestock in advance of the evidence being provided to them.

Allegations of animal cruelty in Vietnam – UPDATED

Beef Central, 11 June 2016

The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources says it has been made aware of serious cases of animal cruelty at an abattoir in Vietnam

Latest livex performance report: Exporters and RSPCA respond

Beef Central, 10 March 2016

The Federal Department of Agriculture this week released its latest quarterly Regulatory Performance Report on Australia’s assurance system for live exports.