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Mental Suffering

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

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...

Andrea Dawkins - 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.

Andrea Dawkins - 18 Sep 2016

Greyhound Report Disappointing, Greens Call for Ban

Media Release - The majority Report of the Joint Select Committee on Greyhound Racing tabled today will disappoint many concerned Tasmanians. People who care about the welfare of animals will be upset not to see a ban on greyhound racing among the...

Andrea Dawkins - 14 Sep 2016