Posted: Sat May 04, 2013 4:15 pm Post subject: URGENT: Help strike a better deal for cattle!
This week, you have a small window of opportunity to speak out against legalised cruelty to cattle. The Standards and Guidelines that determine how cattle can be treated in Australia are open for public consultation. Please read on to take advantage of this rare opportunity to help raise the bar for these animals.
While cows are known to enjoy solving mental puzzles, in Australia, they face bigger problems than they can solve on their own.
The Standards and Guidelines for cattle effectively side step the laws that protect other animals from cruelty - allowing workers to subject cattle to cruel practices, such as surgical procedures without pain relief.
If the new Standards are passed in their current form, cattle will once again draw the short straw:
What will the new Standards mean for cattle?
There will be no requirement for food and water to be available to all animals daily; no requirement for shelter or shade to be provided; and no requirement for all animals to be inspected regularly. Painful procedures will also continue to be permitted without any pain relief.
The Australian Animal Welfare Standards and Guidelines for Cattle are open for public consultation until 6th May. This is your chance to make your voice heard!
Please use the linked form below to send a message to the review committee expressing your concern that these Standards do not protect cattle from cruelty. (In your message, you might like to make mention of some of the specific issues above that are of concern to you.)
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