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Greens Table Bill to Strengthen Animal Rights

Cassy O’Connor MP | Greens Leader and Spokesperson for Animal Welfare

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. 

In Parliament this week, the Greens will table an amendment Bill to strengthen the Animal Welfare Act 1993. A copy of the Bill is attached.

Animal Welfare Act Review Implementation Stalled

  Rockliff Refuses to Commit to Strong Animal Welfare Standards 

Despite acknowledging animal welfare sentencing was out of date and needed legislative reform, Primary Industries Minister Rockliff refused to adopt the full recommendations from the Animal Welfare Act review, published in February 2013, Greens Animal Welfare spokesperson, Cassy O'Connor MP, said today.

"Mr Rockliff has committed to introducing sentencing amendments to the parliament before the end of the year, but has ruled out implementing all the recommendations from the Animal Welfare Act review which would ensure stronger animal welfare standards in Tasmania,” Ms O’Connor said.

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