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Just Imagine

Imagine a time when the majority of people, including politicians and legislators accept high standards of care and protection for animals as the norm. Imagine strong and practical animal welfare legislation in place nationally and supported by animal lawyers who defend mistreated animals, confirming high standards of animal welfare to the public. Imagine an official …
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Surveillance Operation

We have a new and valuable ally in protecting our pets’ long-term health. Disease WatchDog is a national surveillance system for tracking and mapping communicable diseases in companion animals. In a world first, this system is used by local vets to record cases of disease in dogs and cats at suburb level. Pet owners can …
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Getting Engaged

We may live in an increasingly artificial world but we belong to the natural world. All life is inter-connected. Anyone who owns a pet knows how animals can enrich people’s lives. Although Valentine’s Day is designed as a day to pamper that special person in your life, it’s also a good day to celebrate the …
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Independent Office of Animal Welfare

For as long as animals continue to be defined as ‘property’ and animal suffering is measured against political and economic interest, poor welfare outcomes for animals are inevitable. It is widely accepted that our current political and judicial systems do not deliver adequate protection for animals. Government departments and ministers whose role it is to …
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Helping Pets When Disaster Strikes

After a firestorm hit Dunalley in Tasmania, a temporary vet facility provided treatment to wildlife and domestic pets. Vets united to provide free services for affected animals whether those animals were owned, lost, stray or abandoned. Participating vets provided emergency treatment and then organised onward transportation to vet clinics or animal shelters. Where the suffering …
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