Marine animals and their welfare

Presentation by:

Professor Culum Brown,
Macquarie University


Fish cognition: Implication for welfare

A selection of animal welfare news from around the world

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Please note that the articles below do not reflect opinions of TAWC. Although we aim to provide comprehensive coverage, there are likely articles that we’ve missed.

O/S = Overseas source

News 24 March - 6 April 2022

  • US approaches to animal welfare: the reality (New Food O/S)
  • Carl Icahn is expanding his animal-welfare campaign to Kroger, after first targeting McDonald’s (CNBC O/S)
  • Meat definitions inquiry – where to next? (Sheep Central)
Cattle in beef & dairy production
  • Dairy industry ends routine calf induction (Farm Online)
  • Cows Have Always Been Our Companions. Here's Why That's Key to a Sustainable Future. (Global Citizen O/S)
  • Genetically modified cattle may be sold for food in U.S. (AVMA O/S)
  • MILKED The Documentary Is Finally Here, And The Dairy Industry Might Not Like It (Plant Based News O/S)
Pigs in pork production
  • SRUC to examine breeding for social competence on animal welfare (National Hog Farmer O/S)
  • Swine language: scientists decode pig emotions from their sounds (The Guardian O/S)
Poultry in meat & egg production
  • Food Businesses make progress towards the Better Chicken Commitment, latest ChickenTrack Report reveals (Global Newswire O/S)
  • The end of free-range eggs? Year-round bird flu outbreaks may keep hens inside (The Guardian O/S)
  • Advice on managing welfare issues in multi-tier layer systems (Farmers Weekly O/S)
  • We love our eggs, but price cracks emerge in affair with free range (Farmonline)
  • PETA continues to mislabel Vital Farms on welfare claims (WATT Poultry O/S)
  • Tyson specialists raise animal welfare culture awareness (Watt Poultry O/S)
  • Cal-Maine Foods investing $82m on cage-free production (Feedstuffs O/S)
Sheep in meat & wool production
Animals in transit & at slaughter
  • Live Export, Virtual Tour (LiveCorp)
  • Live export betrayal will harm animals (The National Tribune)
  • Community sentiment toward live exports lifts: Survey (Beef Central)
  • Market and climate adaptions still need to take into account local sensitivities about animal welfare issues where outdated 'facts' still reside in shoppers minds ( O/S)
  • Ban on shipping live exports in summer months set to be relaxed (SMH)
Animals in aquaculture and wild caught
  • Introducing an animal welfare-based approach for commercial fishing to achieve true sustainable fisheries (Eco-Business O/S)
  • Circular aquaculture: a fresh approach to farming (The Fish Site O/S)
  • Octopus farms raise huge animal welfare concerns - and they’re unsustainable too (The Conversation O/S)
  • New Legislation To Recognize That Octopuses and Crabs Have Emotions (Tech Networks O/S)
  • Fish waste become octopus food as farms expand amid captivity concerns (Reuters O/S)
Animals in research & teaching
  • Using animals for scientific research is still indispensable for society as we know it (The Conversation O/S)
Animals in racing, sports & work
  • Greyhound racing ban reaches parliament debate (Daily Express O/S)
  • Bullfighting still benefits from millions of euros a year in EU farming subsidies (The Guardian O/S)
Animals in zoos, aquaria & the wild
  • Ukraine’s zoos: what is happening to all the animals (The Conversation O/S)
  • Brumby reserve mooted as solution to Kosciuszko National Park's wild horse problem (ABC)
  • 'Wild dogs' in controversial photograph taken in outback Queensland identified as 'pure' dingoes (ABC)
  • USA Registration of Charity Increases Potential for Animal Welfare Improvements (Wild Welfare O/S)
Pets & companion animals
  • Science Can Help Dogs Enjoy Their Best Life, (AWSC University of Melbourne)
  • There's Been A Huge Uptick In People Surrendering ‘Pandemic Puppies’ To Aussie Shelters (Ladbible)
  • Can a stabled horse truly be happy? Experts discuss the issue (Horse and Hound O/S)
  • Canadian province wants to ban declawing, multiple other non-essential procedures for animals (Fox17 O/S)
Podcasts & presentations
  • A Dog's World with Tony Armstrong (ABC)
  • Livestock losses mount in northern NSW flood disaster (ABC)
  • Supreme Court agrees to hear pork producers’ challenge to California animal anti-cruelty law (LA Times O/S)
  • Tory row as law barring import of hunting trophies set to be axed (The Guardian O/S)

Conferences, Seminars & Events

  • Understanding whale hearing to protect them from ocean noise. Dr Dorian Houser. April 8 5.00am AET. (Register)
  • The International Forum for the Aftercare of Racehorses (IFAR) sixth conference Webinar #2 – 19 April 8.00pm AEST (IFAR)
  • 2nd Australian Biosecurity Symposium, Gold Coast, 3 – 5 May 2022. (Registration)
  • Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour – Workshop On Ethics Of Animal Behaviour And Welfare Research, online 21-22 June, UK daytime (ASAB)
  • UFAW International Conference, Edinburgh UK June 28-29 (Details)
  • HSA International Conference – Livestock Welfare during Transport, Marketing & Slaughter. 30 June – 1 July 2022. Edinburgh UK. Details
  • Australian Association of Animal Sciences Conference. 5 – 7 July 2022. (AAAS2022)
  • 2022 ANZCCART Conference, 26th to 28th July, Melbourne, Victoria. (ANZCCART)
  • European Conference on Precision Livestock Farming & International Conference on Precision Dairy Farming, 29 Aug-2 Sept University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna (Vetmeduni)
  • The 55th Congress of the International Society of Applied Ethology, 4 – 8 Sept 2022. N Macedonia. (ISAE)
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