Hot topics in animal protection

Key welfare issues in the commercial kangaroo industry.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

Ag-gag laws operate to hide the truth about how animals are raised on factory farms by silencing advocates and stifling transparency.

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.

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