UQ’s Centre for Animal Welfare and Ethics is working to improve animal welfare during farming, slaughter and transport

A new centre promoting animal welfare standards internationally is to be established in China, thanks to a University of Queensland-led project.

9 April 2019
Violent partners exploit the relationship between owners and their companion animals

Women in domestic violence relationships delay leaving due to concern their abusive partner might hurt or neglect their animals left at home.

8 October 2017
White rhinos in Namibia Ikiwaner

The challenges of meeting African wildlife and livestock welfare needs will be the subject of a free symposium at the University of Queensland in October.

3 October 2017
Hobo, a northern hairy-nosed wombat rescued by Tina Janssen of Australian Animals Care and Education Sanctuary

Do you know the difference between freezing wombat sperm and koala sperm?

7 June 2017

The welfare of millions of animals in China – which raises and slaughters more livestock than any other nation – is the focus of a project led by the University of Queensland’s School of Veterinary Science.

3 March 2017

Cows that pass you on the right might be giving you the “evil eye”, according to an international study that could help cattle breeders reduce animal stress and anxiety levels.

26 July 2016
Good animal husbandry practices are gaining recognition

Asian chicken and duck industries will benefit from voluntary Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) poultry animal welfare guidelines proposed by The University of Queensland.

29 June 2016
Southern hairy-nosed wombat.

Australia’s critically endangered northern hairy-nosed wombats might not know it yet, but researchers from The University of Queensland are working on a wee solution to their population problems.

6 January 2016

University of Queensland scientists are leading a ground-breaking international animal welfare project.

21 July 2015

Australia’s greyhound industry is reeling from the ABC’s Four Corners expose, featuring graphic footage of racing dogs tearing other mammals apart in the illegal training practice of live baiting.

18 February 2015

A University of Queensland animal welfare researcher tonight won the 2012 Australian Museum Voiceless Eureka Prize for Scientific Research that contributes to Animal Protection.

28 August 2012

A team of UQ psychiatric genetic researchers and an animal welfare researcher are among the finalists in the 2012 Australian Museum Eureka Prizes.

3 August 2012

University of Queensland PhD graduate Stephanie Sinclair’s research into the effects of dehorning beef cattle has led to a greater understanding of how to best relieve pain and promote faster healing for all breeds of cattle.

20 July 2012
Grooming and petting aggressive cats could assist with their rehabilitation, UQ research has found

Traumatised cats are getting another shot at rehabilitation thanks to a novel research method being explored at The University of Queensland.

12 September 2011

An annual $10,000 scholarship to support research into improving farm animal welfare has been launched.

27 June 2011

Buyer behaviour towards food products and animal welfare is the key to changes in animal welfare legislation and standards in Australia, according to the world’s first Professor of Animal Welfare.

22 February 2011
Dr Andrew Robins

Terms like “giving the evil eye” and “right hand man” have been commonplace since the ancient Greeks realised that humans perceive their world very differently on the left and right sides of their body.

14 November 2010

Professor Clive Phillips from The University of Queensland is giving animals a voice in a new book.

26 November 2008

Pain relief and faster healing for beef cattle that have been dehorned is the aim of a UQ PhD student’s award-winning project.

6 November 2008

Herding dogs such as Border Collies and Australian cattle dogs are more likely to bark excessively than other classes of dogs, according to a new UQ study to be released at a Brisbane conference next week.

29 June 2005