RSPCA chief's pet project a love-locked tree at Floriade

Amelia Crawford The RSPCA is paying tribute to much loved pets with a special memorial tree.

RSPCA Christmas Appeal 2013

RSPCA Christmas Appeal 2013 Photo shows, RSPCA Shelter in Yagoona Sydney.  Simba - German Shepherd crossbreed. Photo: Peter Rae Wednesday 4 December 2013.

SMH Photographer Peter Rae shoots a Noah's Ark of animals for the RSPCA Christmas Appeal. Meet Ducky, Clucky and Flappy Foot the ducks along with Hendricks, Dahlia, Peggy and Ted the mice and the...

MP backs RSPCA over use of controversial 'kill tests'


Nicole Hasham THE MP leading a review of the state's companion animal laws has backed the RSPCA's use of controversial ''temperament tests'' to determine whether dogs are put down, despite a study showing many...

Knackery video: RSPCA won't press charges

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Saffron Howden A knackery accused of the brutal treatment and inhumane slaughter of former racehorses will escape prosecution after the RSPCA decided covert footage of apparently conscious beasts being dragged...

RSPCA disgust at brutal swan attack

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RSPCA spokesman Greg Boland speaks out about the brutal attack on a swan in Melbourne's north.

RSPCA assesses Yasi damage

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RSPCA evacuates dogs and cats to shelters and foster homes as the extent of cyclone Yasi comes to light.

RSPCA: Tradition vs ethical animal treatment

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The RSPCA has long since condemned the use of whips in horse racing, however it doesn't seem to be enough to stop them from throwing a party for the Melbourne Cup.

RSPCA logo misleads pork buyers: farmers

Free-range farmers are urging the consumer watchdog to investigate the RSPCA's standards for pork sold in supermarkets.

RSPCA boss escapes cruelty prosecution

Allegations of animal cruelty against the head of the RSPCA have been dismissed and the animal protection agency is set to prosecute his accuser on an unrelated matter.

Saleyard scene of foot-and-mouth training exercise

ON GUARD: ACT Territory and Municipal Services senior manager, biosecurity, Stephen Hughes at the Oaks Estate saleyards. Photo: Rohan Thomson

John Thistleton Government agencies train for an outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease at Queanbeyan saleyard.

Gammy's parents to give their side of story on 60 Minutes

Thai surrogate mother Pattharamon Janbua with baby Gammy.

Emma Partridge The Australian couple accused of abandoning baby Gammy with a Thai surrogate will break their silence over the international scandal this Sunday night.

Baby Gammy case: Son of paedophile David Farnell defends his father


Emma Partridge A son has vowed to stand by his father, despite allegations the convicted paedophile abandoned critically-ill baby Gammy in Thailand.

Gammy: Child protection officers fail to locate WA parents

Gammy, a baby born with Down's Syndrome, is held by his surrogate mother Pattaramon Janbua at a hospital in Chonburi province August 3, 2014.  REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (THAILAND - Tags: SOCIETY HEALTH POLITICS)

James Taylor RSPCA and local rangers have removed a dog belonging to the alleged biological parents of baby Gammy from their South Bunbury property, amid fears of neglect.

Chicken on the path to world domination: OECD

The taste for chicken in growing.

Eryk Bagshaw Once, pork could do no wrong. It was cheap, plentiful and versatile. Now its day is done.

Pet of the Week Coco

Coco, a four year old brown Burmese is super affectionate and loves nothing more than to cuddle.  He will need to be an indoor cat as he doesn’t get along with other cats and will...

Woolworths to phase out all battery hen eggs

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Sarah Whyte All eggs from caged hens will be removed from the shelves of Woolworths over five years as the supermarket responds to growing consumer demand to address animal welfare, the supermarket chain will...

Beetlemania: Christmas is boom time for roaches, spiders and other insects

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Georgie Stone They don't bark, they don't need walking and you won't need to take them to the vet. Giant cockroaches and tarantulas are the new puppies and kittens as parents move away from giving their children...

Hundreds rally against live exports


Farrah Tomazin The push to ban live exports intensified today as hundreds of people took part in simultaneous rallies around the country in a bid to stop the inhumane treatment of animals.

Protesters call for live animal exports ban

People protest outside Parliament House, Brisbane.

Farrah Tomazin Thousands of people take part in simultaneous rallies around the country in a bid to stop the inhumane treatment of animals.

Life in wheelchair steep price for a short bucking ride to rodeo glory

John Crasti.

Saffron Howden Bound to a wheelchair and largely paralysed from the neck down, John Crasti wouldn't mind one last shot at the novice bull-riding buckle.