Animals

Live Animal Export Trade

Extract from Hansard [COUNCIL —Thursday, 8 November 2012] p8169a-8169a Hon Lynn MacLaren; Hon Robyn McSweeney

Live Animal Export Trade
911. Hon LYNN MacLAREN to the minister representing the Minister for Agriculture and Food: Read more »

Human Chain to Stop Live Exports

Lynn joined the annual human chain to stop live exports which brought hundreds and hundreds of people from all walks of life to say Australia can do better on this disgraceful practice.

Held yesterday morning at 10:00 am across the Stirling Bridge, it was a dramatic visual display, with participants dressed in black from all walks of life declaring their support for an end to the live export trade.
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Pigs - Factory Farming

Extract from Hansard

[COUNCIL — Tuesday, 23 October 2012] p7338a-7338a

Hon Lynn MacLaren; President; Hon Robyn McSweeney

PIGS — FACTORY FARMING

831. Hon LYNN MacLAREN to the minister representing the Minister for Agriculture and Food: Read more »

Free Range Eggs Labelling Bill 2012

Extract from Hansard [COUNCIL — Thursday, 18 October 2012] p7179a-7179a

Hon Lynn MacLaren

Free Range Eggs Labelling Bill 2012

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Live Cattle Trade Petition

Extract from Hansard [COUNCIL —Tuesday, 25 September 2012] p6363b-6363b Hon Lynn MacLaren; President

Live Cattle Trade

Petition

HON LYNN MacLAREN (South Metropolitan) [3.01 pm]: I present a petition containing 18 signatures, couched in the following terms —
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Jobs in Local Meat Industry Must Replace Live Exports Pain

Greens MLC Lynn MacLaren said today that Joe Ludwig’s interview in Four Corners last night explains in no uncertain terms why live exports must end.

“The Minister’s poor excuses for failings in the live export regulatory scheme demonstrate that the Government is at a loss to explain how animal welfare requirements can be met,” Ms MacLaren, Greens spokesperson on animal welfare, added.
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Greens Bid for Truth in Free-Range Egg Labelling

A bill to provide certainty for shoppers who want to choose free-range eggs was introduced Tuesday by Greens MLC Lynn MacLaren.

“Under our bill, the term free-range may only be used when an egg is produced under the conditions of the Western Australian Code of Practice for Poultry, with no more than 1500 hens per hectare,” said Ms MacLaren, the Greens spokesperson on animal welfare.
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Port Action Stops Exporters

Alarming photos posted online early this morning of carcasses and sheep with protruding bellies as the Bader 3 was loading in Fremantle have led to activists stopping the loading. Greens MLC Lynn MacLaren was present at Berth 1 this morning when members of the organisation Animal Rescue Team locked onto two sheep trucks.

“As one activist was removed from the ship, two more activists locked onto the under carriage of two trucks – one entering, one leaving the gates at Berth 1,” said Lynn MacLaren MLC, Greens spokesperson for animal welfare. Read more »

Free Range Eggs Labelling Bill 2012 – Second Reading Speech

The term “free range” is losing its meaning. As the free range egg market expands and becomes more lucrative, every producer wants a piece of the valuable intellectual property embodied in the words “free range”. And as the term itself becomes degraded, consumers become more confused, and in that confusion consumers are duped and animal welfare standards are lost.

The demand for free range eggs has exploded in recent years. In the year 2010/2011 free range eggs made up 28.4% of the national market in volume and 40.7% of the value. Free range is big business – last year it made nearly $200m in retail sales. Read more »

Human Chain

Nov 18 2012 09:45

 

Join Stop Live Exports for the annual
Human Chain across the Stirling Bridge

Sunday, 18 November 2012
Be there at 9:45 am for a 10:00 am start
Dress in black Read more »