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Animal Cruelty

2019 Government Businesses Scrutiny Committee - Tasracing

Parliamentary Activity - Full transcript of the Tasracing Pty Ltd hearings in the 2019 Government Businesses Scrutiny Committee.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 3 Dec 2019

Greens Matter of Public Importance - Racing Industry Cruelty

Parliamentary Activity - Rosalie Woodruff speaks to the Greens' Matter of Public Importance on cruelty in the racing industry following on from the 7.30 Report on 17 October exposing what happens to racing horses at the end of their racing career.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 31 Oct 2019

Greens Matter of Public Importance - Racing Industry Cruelty

Parliamentary Activity - Cassy O'Connor speaks to the Greens' Matter of Public Importance on cruelty in the racing industry following on from the 7.30 Report on 17 October exposing what happens to racing horses at the end of their racing career.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 31 Oct 2019

Thoroughbred Racing Horses - Transportation to Interstate Abattoirs

Parliamentary Activity - Cassy O'Connor questions the Minister for Racing on the grotesque cruelty inflicted on thoroughbred racing and trotting horses in Tasmania.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 31 Oct 2019

VDL Animal Cruelty Claims Require Strong Action

Media Release - Persistent allegations of cruelty and neglect at VDL dairies demand an urgent, sustained response from Biosecurity Tasmania. Yet in Parliament today, the Minister responsible for animal welfare refused to commit to unannounced visits to...

Cassy O'Connor MP - 31 Jul 2019

Wallaby Cruelty Must be Condemned

Media Release - There is no excuse for the abuse of animals. The actions of those individuals who maimed two defenceless wallabies, by shooting them with a bow and arrow, are despicable.

Rosalie Woodruff MP - 26 Jul 2019

Courtney Must Act on Seal Cruelty

Media Release - Under the Liberals, thousands of Australian fur seals are being shot by ‘beanbag’ bullets, shocked with underwater explosives, injured, blinded, deafened - and undoubtedly, killed in some cases.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 12 Oct 2018

Greens Table Bill to Strengthen Animal Rights

Media Release - 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. 

Cassy O'Connor MP - 16 Sep 2018

Greens Back RSPCA Call to Ban Whips in Horse Racing

Media Release - The Greens commend the RSPCA for their position to ban whips in horse racing industry, as a matter of priority. Banning the whip is a solid first step to making the industry more humane.

Andrea Dawkins - 7 Nov 2017

Greyhound Unmuzzling Changes Welcome

Media Release - The Greens welcome the government’s amendment to the Dog Control Act that will allow rehabilitated greyhounds to be muzzle-free.

Andrea Dawkins - 2 Nov 2017

Rockliff Must Explain Abattoir Investigation Delay

Media Release - The footage taken in a Tasmanian abattoir, brought to light by animal activists today, is shocking.  It shows brutal acts of animal cruelty, like bobby calves being bludgeoned, pulled by their ears and tails before being thrown onto a...

Andrea Dawkins - 4 May 2017

Baird as Weak as Hodgman on Greyhound Welfare

Media Release - 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.

Andrea Dawkins - 11 Oct 2016

Animal Welfare Act to Include Mental Suffering as Abuse

Parliamentary Activity - 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.

Andrea Dawkins - 20 Sep 2016

Animal Mental Suffering Ignored

Media Release - Labor and the Liberal parties today refused to acknowledge the importance of amending the Animal Welfare Act 1993 to recognise animals experience mental distress and suffering, voting down a Greens' Motion to amend the Act to improve...

- 21 Sep 2016

Greens Move to Include Mental Suffering in Animal Welfare Laws

Media Release - 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.

- 18 Sep 2016

Greyhound Racing Ban

Parliamentary Activity - In the wake of the New South Wales Premier, Mike Baird, passing legislation to ban greyhound racing, Andrea Dawkins asks the Premier if he will do the same.

- 24 Aug 2016

Liberals and Labor on Wrong Side of History on Greyhounds

Media Release - The greyhound racing industry has lost its social licence. Both Labor and the Liberal parties are on the wrong side of history.

Andrea Dawkins - 24 Aug 2016

Cruel and Weak-Will Liberals Ignore Greyhound Deaths

Media Release - The Premier's response in Question Time today to the 1,608 greyhounds who have been killed over the past three years was heartless.

Andrea Dawkins - 24 Aug 2016

Greyhound Re-homing Won't Erase Cruelty

Media Release - Tasracing's claim they will re-home all ex-racing greyhounds after 1 July 2019 is a sign of desperation from an industry whose social licence is well and truly gone.

Andrea Dawkins - 15 Aug 2016

Rally Reinforces Public Opposition to Greyhound Cruelty

Media Release - Today's 'March for the Murdered Million' rally commemorated the thousands of dogs that die across the country every year as a result of the greyhound racing industry.

Andrea Dawkins - 24 Jul 2016

Tasmania Must Follow NSW Greyhound Racing Ban

Media Release - The New South Wales' Premier has recognised the inherent cruelty in greyhound racing and acted in a the best interests of animal welfare.  It's surely time Tasmania did the same.

Cassy O'Connor MP - 7 Jul 2016

Greens Table Petition to End Greyhound Cruelty

Media Release - While live baiting incidents haven't been proven in any Tasmania, it's clear the we're not immune from the practice. And we are certainly not immune the underlying cruelty in the industry.

Andrea Dawkins - 16 Jun 2016

Liberals' Animal Welfare Let Down

Media Release - Andrea Dawkins MP | Greens Animal Welfare spokespersonMinister Rockliff signalled the Liberals' plan to abandon their pledge to keep strengthening the Animal Welfare Act.When questioned on when his promised animal welfare amendments might...

- 8 Jun 2016

Funds Raised in RPSCA Million Paws Walk Vital for Protection of Animals

Parliamentary Activity - Tuesday 24 May 2016Andrea Dawkins MP to move—That the House:—(1)           Notes that:—(a)           the RSPCA’s biggest fundraising event of the year, the Million Paws Walk, was held on 15 May 2016 across the regions of Tasmania; and

- 24 May 2016

Family Violence and the Link with Animal Cruelty

Parliamentary Activity - Ms DAWKINS (Bass) - Mr Deputy Speaker, in 2015 one of the lessons learned is that of the breadth of family violence in our communities. We have learnt from the survivors of violence about the implicit nature of our society's acceptance of...

Andrea Dawkins - 8 Mar 2016