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A $50bn risk to Australian farmers.

Posted by Andrew Whitelaw on 20 June 2018

In recent years overseas travel has become cheaper and easier and people are travelling to more exotic and ‘unusual’ destinations.

This travel brings with it the risk of disease spread on the feet of travellers, the worst of which is the dreaded foot and mouth disease. 

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Topics: livestock, Risk management, Animal Welfare

Unusual stunts from animal rights activists, and how to react to them.

Posted by Andrew Whitelaw on 4 February 2018

Protests in steak restaurants, sheep vigils, monuments to fallen chicken & attacking fictional cartoon characters. These are areas which animal rights activists have campaigned in the past month.

In the modern world of social media, and instant communication, it can be easy to spread a message. How should the industry respond to these stunts? 

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Topics: animal rights, Animal Welfare

Animal Welfare: Beware the wolf in sheep’s clothing

Posted by Robert Herrmann on 6 January 2018

It’s the relaxed time of the year when everything slows; so, any significant proclamation from governments can give rise to conspiracy theories that perhaps they are hoping it will slip under the radar.

I am not sure if we are a being paranoid, or adding 2 plus 2 and getting 5 …. but the announcement on 2nd January that the Victorian Government has released Victoria’s first ever “Animal Welfare Action Plan” set of an alarm bell.

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Topics: Animal Welfare

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