Joint Media Release – Animal welfare groups demand inquiry into ag dept

In the wake of the horrific sledgehammering of Australian cattle in Vietnam, Australia’s leading animal welfare groups are demanding an independent Inquiry into the live animal export regulatory system and its policing by the Department of Agriculture.

In an unprecedented initiative, the RSPCA, Animals Australia, World Animal Protection, Humane Society International and Voiceless have placed a full-page open letter to the Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition in The Weekend Australian calling for the Inquiry and the establishment of an Independent Office of Animal Welfare.

Read the full media release here.