Hot topics in animal protection

Key welfare issues in the commercial kangaroo industry.

On factory farms, animals experience numerous impacts to their welfare.

Confined in crowded, concrete-floored pens with no natural materials or natural light, research shows factory farmed pigs can suffer prolonged depression. 

In Australia, most ducks are raised on factory farms where they are permanently confined in sheds without access to water.

Animals are conscious beings with rich experiences of the world. They suffer from pain, feel emotions and build strong relationships.

Between 11 - 12 million ‘battery’ hens are confined to small cages in Australia, unable to perform even their most natural behaviours.

Each year, Australians consume an average of 107 litres of milk per person. However, many consumers are unaware of the conditions faced by dairy cows.

Ag-gag laws seek to hinder or ‘gag’ animal protection advocates by limiting or preventing them from recording the operations of commercial agricultural facilities, or from making those recordings public.

Australia’s live export trade exports 3 million live animals every year, the highest number in the world, and for the longest distances.

Consumers should be protected from misleading words and images on food packaging so that they can make informed ethical choices.

Australia currently lacks government leadership in the animal protection space, resulting in an animal protection framework which is failing animals.

Each year 600 million chickens are produced for meat in Australia and most are factory farmed, with up to 60,000 chickens living in a single shed.

The Voiceless Animal Cruelty Index (VACI) ranks the animal welfare performance of fifty countries selected among the largest livestock producers in the world.