Andrea Dawkins MP | Greens Animal Welfare spokesperson
Incidents of animal cruelty and neglect continue to shock the Tasmanian community. We need strong animal welfare standards and laws in place to deal with them.
Mental suffering and distress are forms of cruelty not currently acknowledged in our animal welfare laws. This week in State Parliament, the Greens will be tabling a motion calling on Primary Industries Minister, Jeremy Rockliff, to remedy the omission and amend the Animal Welfare Act.