As state, territory and federal Agriculture ministers convene for their biannual AGMIN forum, the RSPCA is calling for united national leadership on animal welfare.
RSPCA Australia CEO Richard Mussell said tomorrow‚Äôs meeting represents a key opportunity for agriculture ministers to respond to the community‚Äôs pressing concerns about animal welfare in several areas.
‚ÄúImproving the welfare of retired racehorses, progressing the finalisation of the national standards for the welfare of poultry, and strengthening the independence of the national animal welfare standards development process are all key priority issues.
‚ÄúPromoting good standards of animal welfare and stamping out animal cruelty wherever it occurs has never been more important to the Australian community.
‚ÄúAgriculture ministers have ultimate responsibility for our nation‚Äôs animal welfare standards and the way they are implemented and enforced.
‚ÄúThe buck ultimately stops with them and the Australian community is calling for action.
‚ÄúI trust that our agriculture ministers have been listening and that they will prioritise the issues that Australians care so deeply about.
RSPCA Australia looks forward to learning of the progress made on these and other animal welfare issues following tomorrow‚Äôs meeting.