Media Releases and Statements

Don't gag, report animal cruelty

Friday, 22nd August 2014

The RSPCA is calling for legislative change to introduce mandatory reporting of animal cruelty by those who, by virtue of their job, are expected to have an understanding of animal welfare legislat

Weak penalties lead to continued risks to animals

Thursday, 24th July 2014

The Exporter Supply Chain Assurance System (ESCAS) investigation reports released today by the Department of Agriculture once again reveal the horrors Australian animals can experience when exporte

How plastic helped raise $2m for RSPCA

Friday, 18th July 2014

Bendigo Bank customers have helped raise $2 million to power the national RSPCA Adoptapet website since its inception in 2005.

Alleged sheep cruelty in shearing sheds under investigation by the RSPCA

Thursday, 10th July 2014

Overnight, the RSPCA received cruelty complaints from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) regarding the alleged ill treatment of sheep during shearing in New South Wales and South Au

Government report highlights need to invest in meat trade

Tuesday, 8th July 2014

RSPCA Australia has welcomed the publication of ABARES’ assessment of the live export trade released today which explodes a number of myths and misconceptions about Australia’s purported reliance o

Greyhound passports suspended on animal welfare grounds

Thursday, 26th June 2014

Australia’s peak greyhound racing body, Greyhounds Australasia, will no longer issue passports for greyhounds to be exported to Macau and Vietnam following continued pressure from animal welfare gr