Stamping out animal cruelty in state’s abattoirs

Jo Palmer, Minister for Primary Industries and Water

The Tasmanian Liberal Government demands the highest standards of animal welfare in all our livestock processing operations.

Minister for Primary Industries and Water, Jo Palmer said this Government will accept no less.

“Significant work is underway to improve animal welfare outcomes in livestock processing, particularly in our abattoirs,” Minister Palmer said.

“Biosecurity Tasmania immediately commenced an investigation when the footage was first provided in November last year.

“The footage has been reviewed by qualified animal welfare experts, including the Department’s veterinarians.

“The footage has been discussed with the operators and a number of employees, together with facility owners, have also been interviewed, informing further inspections and lines of inquiry.

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