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New Inspector General of Animal Welfare

On July 31st, the government announced an Independent Inspector-General of Animal Welfare and Live Animal Exports. This new Inspector General is to oversee the role of Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF) as the regulator of live animal exports and ensure that the regulator is working within the regulatory framework. We welcome this step …
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Don’t Litter Australia

Its mind boggling to think two un-desexed dogs and their offspring can number 67,000 in just six years. Two un-desexed cats and their offspring (if none are desexed) can number 420,000 in seven years. It’s a fact that desexed pets generally become better companions and live longer, healthier lives. With desexed animals there is a …
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Pets Live Here

Some ideas are so good you have to wonder why someone didn’t come up with them sooner. One of these ideas is crowd architecture – collaboration around housing based on the needs of specific groups of people. People with like-minded needs and interests (like pet owners) get together and design housing that suits them. When …
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Getting to Zero

Animal Welfare League Australia (AWLA) is proud to be Conference Partner for the 5th National G2Z Summit 2013. Sharing resources, solutions and successful models is what it’s all about when it comes to saving the lives of more animals, providing high welfare standards and strengthening the people-animal bond. The G2Z model inspires us to strive …
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Counting on Cats and Dogs

We Aussies love our pets. We have one of the highest incidences of pet ownership in the world but surprisingly there is a lack of reliable data on pet ownership. To address the information gap, AWLA is supporting a proposal that the next national census in 2016 be used to obtain data on pet ownership. …
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