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Peter Singer was recently published on CNN world. The short article provides a concise review of some recent animal welfare developments around the globe. Notably, the recent motion passed in the British House of Commons banning the use of the wild animals in circuses. Singer also mentions the Chinese government’s prohibition on the sale of live goats, chickens and horses for live feeding to the big cats at state-owned zoos.
However, the war is not won. The suspension is for a maximum of 6 months. It is designed to allow the industry, Government and Indonesian abattoirs to introduce initiatives to ensure adequate animal welfare standards are met for the slaughter of Australian cattle.
Are you passionate about improving the welfare of animals in our community?
If so you may be interested in joining a new South Australia association that aims to do just that!
According to a recent press report, the South Australian government will release a bill amending the Dog and Cat Management Act early next month. The bill will give effect to proposals by the Dog and Cat Management Board that aim to prevent cats wandering beyond their owners property, compulsory microchipping of cats, registration of all cats, and the employment of cat management officials for compliance activities.
Tonight at 8.30pm on ABC1, Four Corners will be airing A Bloody Business. This expose shows the cruelty inflicted on Australian cattle exported to the slaughterhouses of Indonesia.
The footage must be pretty hard-hitting with the Australian livestock export industry suspending cattle export to three Indonesian slaughterhouses on 27 May 2011.
Whilst this prompt action is commendable, the suspension is only temporary. According to LiveCorp CEO Mr Cameron Hall, the suspension will remain in place until the facilities identified in the footage readdress the animal welfare issues and meet acceptable standards on a consistent basis. Mr Hall has also emphasised that an animal welfare strategy has recently developed for Indonesia after an independent review of Indonesian facilities was conducted last year. This indicates a long-term and systemic breach of animal welfare standards in Indonesian slaughterhouses.