4 episodes

Ever wondered what egg labels really mean? 🥚🤔 What can we do to breed better, healthier dogs? 🐶 And what is mulesing of sheep, and what are the alternatives? 🐑These are just some of the questions that we seek to answer in RSPCA Australia's Great and Small Talk 🎧 Join host Brian Daly as he questions RSPCA Australia scientists, policy officers, and experts about the animal welfare issues that we often don't talk about - but that we need to understand to improve the lives of all creatures great and small 🐾❤️

RSPCA Australia's Great & Small Talk RSPCA Australia

    • Kids & Family

Ever wondered what egg labels really mean? 🥚🤔 What can we do to breed better, healthier dogs? 🐶 And what is mulesing of sheep, and what are the alternatives? 🐑These are just some of the questions that we seek to answer in RSPCA Australia's Great and Small Talk 🎧 Join host Brian Daly as he questions RSPCA Australia scientists, policy officers, and experts about the animal welfare issues that we often don't talk about - but that we need to understand to improve the lives of all creatures great and small 🐾❤️

    🐶 Dogs with exaggerated features

    🐶 Dogs with exaggerated features

    Squishy faces, bulging eyes, curled tails ... 

    Unfortunately, these features can represent serious health and welfare issues for certain breeds of dogs and cats (like Pugs, French Bulldogs, British/English Bulldogs and Scottish Fold cats). 

    On this episode of Great & Small Talk, we chat with RSPCA Australia's Chief Science Officer Dr Suzie Fowler, to uncover the daily struggles experienced by these breeds as a result of the very features they’re known for, and what we can do help address these challenges. 

    • 20 min
    🐑 Mulesing – the welfare issue we need to be talking about

    🐑 Mulesing – the welfare issue we need to be talking about

    Mulesing is a painful surgical procedure that affects millions of Aussie sheep every year, but it's also a practice that many Australians know little about. One thing is for certain - mulesing is a welfare issue worth discussing, especially for those of us that choose to purchase products made from wool. 
    In this episode, join RSPCA  Australia Senior Scientific Officer Melina Tensen to get the facts. 

    • 18 min
    🐮 What you need to know about calf roping in rodeos, and why it needs to end

    🐮 What you need to know about calf roping in rodeos, and why it needs to end

    Join host Brian Daly as he interviews RSPCA Australia’s Senior Scientific Officer Di Evans, to explore the issues associated with rodeos calf roping. In this episode, we delve into the physical and mental impact of young calves who are subjected to this cruel event ...  We'll also gain an insight into what Australians really think of calf roping in their respective state and territory jurisdictions, delving a little deeper into the most recent studies on the issue. 

    This episode will give you a realistic look into rodeo calf roping, and how we all can play a role in shaping a brighter future for rodeo calves. 

    • 18 min
    🥚 Egg labels: Cracking into the questions

    🥚 Egg labels: Cracking into the questions

    It can be a real minefield when it comes to egg labels, and conscious consumers want to be able to make a quick choice that they know is supporting good animal welfare. 
    With 16.8 million hens laying eggs through various production methods, the size and scale of the Australian egg industry means that there are actually a lot of different businesses involved in the production of an egg, and widely differing welfare standards and impacts for animals. 
    In Episode 1, we're talking all things egg and layer hen welfare with Talulah Gaunt, Manager - RSPCA Approved, to share valuable insights into how the egg industry operates, and how we as consumers can make lives better for the millions of Aussie layer hens supplying our eggs. 

    • 26 min

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