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Greyhound, Lying Down

Greens Table Bill to Strengthen Animal Rights

Tasmania’s animal welfare laws fail to protect the rights of animal to live free from cruelty and neglect, placing emphasis on the profits of industry. 

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  16 Sep 2018


Greyhound, Lying Down

Animal Welfare Act to Include Mental Suffering as Abuse

The Animal Welfare Act Review recommended amending the Animal Welfare Act 1993 to clarify that pain and suffering includes Mental suffering.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  20 Sep 2016


Sad Horse

Animal Mental Suffering Ignored

Labor and the Liberal parties today refused to acknowledge the importance of amending the Animal Welfare Act 1993 to recognise mental distress and suffering.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  21 Sep 2016


Sad Horse

Greens Move to Include Mental Suffering in Animal Welfare Laws

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.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  18 Sep 2016


Greyhound, Lying Down

Greyhound Report Disappointing, Greens Call for Ban

People who care about the welfare of animals will be upset not to see a ban on greyhound racing among the recommendations.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  14 Sep 2016