Rural councils are moving away from owning and running livestock exchanges, opening the door for private investors to develop multi-million dollar facilities.
Besides having heart worm, the five-year-old bull Arab cross is in fairly good health after an attack that saw him punched repeatedly, RSPCA Queensland says.
Disturbing CCTV footage captures a man holding down a dog and throwing more than a dozen punches at the animal. The RSPCA hopes the vision will lead to the identification of the man responsible for the attack.
The ACT is currently considering legislation that would enshrine animal "sentience" in the law, which means for the first time an Australian jurisdiction will consider animals' feelings as well as their physical wellbeing in animal protection laws, writes Bronwyn Orr.
For three years, I tried, but life with our dog Mallee just didn't work out. The decision to rehome her involved guilt, shame and judgement, but it was the best thing to do.
Donkey hide gel is the new rhino horn and bear bile, critics say, and now the industry wants Australia's feral donkeys. But in the search for new friends it's entangled one of Australia's oldest sporting organisations in a fight over animal cruelty.
A man travelling overnight on the Spirit of Tasmania with his dog is left heartbroken over the death of his "best mate" and pet, saying conditions need to change for animal welfare during the 12-hour crossing.
Agriculture Minister David Littleproud wants his department to investigate how showing dead and dying sheep onboard a ship bound for the Middle East between May and October 2017 was obtained.
Despite reporting hardships ranging from a lack of a support to financial pressures and prolonged stress, many veterinarians treat injured wildlife for free whenever they have time, writes Bronwyn Orr.
Police are called to a Gold Coast theme park as more than a dozen animal rights activists climb the roof of Dreamworld's front entrance. It's the third popular tourist attraction to be targeted by the group.