Information for Consumers

SPCA Welfare Standards & Policy

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The SPCA National Animal Welfare Policy outlines our stance on key areas of animal welfare, such as the treatment of agricultural animals. The SPCA has, as its basis, the philosophy that all animals are equally deserving of our compassionate consideration, whether they be a dog left tied up and neglected in a backyard or a possum chewing through our native forests.

All producers who wish to be a part of our Blue Tick Accreditation Scheme must adhere to our strict Welfare Standards to ensure that their animals are treated in a cruelty-free manner.

To download a copy of our Welfare Standards, please visit our Blue Tick Standards page.

Farming Styles

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A few different farming styles are covered under the Blue Tick Scheme. Find out more about each of these farming styles and what they mean for the animals concerned.


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