The Australian Consumer and Competition Commission (ACCC) has called for public comment on the proposed Egg Standard Australia, the controversial industry standard that would allow increases to the stocking...

New legal requirements are being introduced in New South Wales and will require all abattoirs to designate an Animal Welfare Officer to be present on the premises to monitor and take responsibility for...

With leading Australian meat producers such as Teys Australia now having agreed to introduce CCTV cameras to monitor their Australian abattoirs, Australia appears to be following a worldwide trend to make...

One of the world’s largest fast food chains, McDonald’s Corporation, has announced that it will require its U.S. pork suppliers to outline their plans to phase out the use of sow gestation...

Action by the New South Wales Food Authority has led to the cessation today of slaughtering at an abattoir on the outskirts of Sydney. The location of the abattoir remains undisclosed by the New South...

Victoria’s meat safety regulator, PrimeSafe, has shut down a Victorian abattoir after it was shown video footage of inappropriate treatment of pigs. The case has prompted calls by animal welfare group...

A national standard for the amount of time allowed between the last feed and slaughter of bobby calves in Australia has been agreed to by the main players in the Australian dairy industry. Bobby calves are...

The Australian Government’s Primary Industries Ministerial Council (PIMC) has ruled that ritual slaughter methods will continue to be exempt from any “stunning” requirements. The decision came at...

The Australian sheepmeat industry today outlined its strategy to ensure the welfare of Australian sheep in major Middle Eastern markets, including during the upcoming religious festival Eid al Adha*. The...

Federal agriculture minister Joe Ludwig last night announced the resumption of the live export of cattle to Indonesia, which was suspended a month ago after a graphic broadcast by ABC’s Four Corners...