←Go back to RSPCA

RSPCA Australia knowledgebase

RSPCA Australia Knowledgebase

Search:     Advanced search

RSPCA Policy B1 Farm animals - general principles

Article ID: 164
Last updated: 01 Nov, 2010
Revision: 1
Views: 7933
 1.1   RSPCA Australia believes that, throughout every stage of the production process, people in charge of the care and management of farm animals should be aware of their responsibilities, should engage in caring and responsible planning and management, and practise considerate handling and transport to ensure the welfare of the animal concerned.
 1.2 RSPCA Australia recognises that good stockmanship, i.e. the knowledge, skill, attitude and behaviour necessary to handle animals in a manner that does not compromise their welfare, is essential for the well-being of farm animals.
 1.3  RSPCA Australia believes that all production systems should be subject to regulation and independent auditing to ensure that the welfare of farm animals is not compromised.
 1.4  RSPCA Australia is opposed to all forms of farming and animal husbandry practices which cause injury, suffering or distress to animals, or which unreasonably restrict their movements and/or behavioural patterns which are necessary for the well-being of the species concerned.
 (adopted 01/08/08)

This website provides general information which must not be relied upon or regarded as a substitute for specific professional advice, including veterinary advice. We make no warranties that the website is accurate or suitable for a person's unique circumstances and provide the website on the basis that all persons accessing the website responsibly assess the relevance and accuracy of its content.
Also read
document What animal welfare issues are associated with bird flu?
document How is the live export trade regulated?

Prev   Next
B - Farm animals     RSPCA Policy B2 Intensive farming practices