The Tasmanian Greens believe that cruel, outdated practices including greyhound racing, rodeos, and battery hen farming should be banned - and that an Animal Welfare Commissioner should be appointed to advocate for the welfare of animals.
Media Release - 16 Sep 2018
Tasmania’s animal welfare laws fail to protect the rights of animal to live free from cruelty and neglect, placing a heavy, disproportionate emphasis on the profits of industry.
Parliamentary Activity - 20 Sep 2016
Andrea Dawkins tables a motion calling for the amendment of the Animal Welfare Act to include distress and mental suffering under the classification of animal cruelty.
Media Release - 4 Jul 2018
A firm, unequivocal commitment in Parliament to introduce a second tranche of improvements to the Animal Welfare Act 1993 has been abandoned by new Primary Industries Minister Sarah Courtney.
Media Release - 5 Jun 2017
The Minister for Local Government today confirmed, as a result of community pressure on amendments to the Dog Control Act, Tasmania's greyhounds are now on the pathway to becoming muzzle free.
Media Release - 9 Apr 2017
Hundreds rallied on Parliament Lawns today to call for an end to greyhound racing in Tasmania. It's clear there is still serious, well-founded public concern about this cruel industry.
Media Release - 11 Oct 2016
Tens of thousands of greyhounds will be condemned to misery and death as a result of NSW Premier, Mike Baird, caving in to the industry and reversing the ban he announced two short months ago.