Animals

Greens Repeat Call for Pig Farmer to Stand Down from Industry Boards

MEDIA STATEMENT

February 10 2011

Calls for pig farmer Neil Ferguson to stand aside while under the cloud of cruelty charges are not a knee-jerk reaction by the Greens, as claimed by Agriculture Minister Redman. Read more »

Piggery cruelty charges ring alarm bells about industry board member

Tuesday February 8

Greens WA spokesperson on Animals, Lynn MacLaren MLC has called for a leading WA pork industry chairman and board member to step down while the Magistrates Court hears cruelty charges in relation to his Westpork piggery in Gingin. Read more »

Help save bobby calves from further cruelty

Animal Health Australia recently called for submissions on the proposed animal welfare standard for the transportation of bobby calves. 

Currently in Australia, 700,000 male calves born to dairy cows are treated as 'waste products' from the dairy industry and slaughtered.

Now the Australian government is considering a standard proposed by the Dairy Industry that would legalise bobby calves being deprived of food and water during the last 30 hours prior to slaughter.

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RSPCA Paws For a Cause Day

Feb 24 2011 07:00
Feb 24 2011 14:00

Animals can't protect themselves, so the RSPCA needs to raise funds to continue its important work.

You can help the RSPCA by holding an event on Paws for a Cause day. A morning tea, free dress day or perhaps a raffle.

When: Thursday 24 February, 7am to 2pm.

Proceeds support the rescue of unwanted, abused and abandoned animals. Read more »

WA pig legislation left outdated after APL votes to phase out sow stalls

MEDIA RELEASE - Wednesday November 17

Australia's pork producers have agreed to voluntarily phase out sow gestation stalls by 2017, leaving WA’s regulations on pig welfare out of date and out of step.

“WA’s Pig Code is now so out of sync with current science that not even pork producers agree with it,” said MLC Lynn MacLaren and Greens WA spokesperson for Animals.

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Death not the best measure of cruelty according to Animal Welfare Unit

NOVEMBER 10 2010

The percentage of animals who die on live export ships is not the best measure of animal welfare, since it doesn’t indicate suffering and can drastically under-represent onboard mortality rates when compared with on-farm mortality rates. Read more »

Death not the best measure of cruelty according to Animal Welfare Unit

The percentage of animals who die on live export ships is not the best measure of animal welfare, since it doesn’t indicate suffering and can drastically under-represent onboard mortality rates when compared with on-farm mortality rates.

The comments were made by Dr Jeni Hood, Scientific and General Inspector of the State’s Animal Welfare Unit. Dr Hood was speaking at Wednesday’s public hearing before the Environment and Public Affairs Committee into the live export trade.  

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Black Cockatoo Symposium

Nov 26 2010 08:30
Nov 26 2010 16:45

Black Cockatoo Symposium Read more »

Federal Investigation Finds Cattle Suffered Slow, Cruel Deaths

live animal exports shipAn investigation by the Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service (AQIS) has found that the 300 cattle who died on a February voyage from Fremantle to Egypt suffered slow, cruel deaths.

South Metro MLC Lynn MacLaren said the evidence revealed by the AQIS investigation into the first shipment since the trade with Egypt was re-opened, adds to the case against live exports.

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