World Animal Protection is speaking at today's Labor Fringe Festival event in Melbourne, calling for all sides of politics to protect animals and support the creation of an Independent Office of Animal Welfare.
World Animal Protection is fearful for the welfare of cattle destined for China. As a new live export agreement with China nears, we are concerned for the animals' welfare on the long journey and at their destinations in China.
We should not be too surprised that Indonesia has made a decision to cut imports of Australian cattle allowing only 50,000 head of cattle to be imported this September quarter, down from 250,000 in the June quarter.
Cruel and outdated practices continue to legally inflict on Australian animals within our animal industries. This list includes the legalisation of cruel confinement systems, through to the routine removal of body parts without pain relief.