A recent article in Perth Now by Narelle Towie highlights the detrimental changes to animal welfare standards in Western Australia. Towie describes how funding cuts have led to a number of incidents of animal cruelty going uninvestigated and notes that “Armadale MP Alannah MacTiernan [has] labelled policing of WA’s livestock industry ‘a joke’”.
You can read the full piece here on Perth Now and leave your comments.
Dawn Lowe of the organisation Animals’ Angels – Australia recently wrote a piece that gives some further background into the dismantling of WA’s Animal Welfare Unit Inspectorate and the implications for the animals leaving Australia through these ports.
Dawn’s piece is available here as a PDF.
Reading about this lack of enforcement shows us that now, more than ever, we need to work towards putting a stop to cruel live sheep exports.