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QUESTION - do you think that it's OK to use BLUNT FORCE trauma to kill an animal in the puppy mills?
ANIMAL LOVERS PLEASE LISTEN TO THE MINISTER PETER WALSH and his disgusting comments, and then act!
The comment period is open only through Tuesday August 13th 2013, so please act TODAY.
In Victoria Australia, Killing a Dog With a Hammer is Humane?
There's a fight brewing in Victoria, Australia, over the welfare of animals.
If a new law is passed, dog and cat breeders in Victoria Australia could legally kill me with a hammer- as long as it's away from other animals, of course.
A proposed revision of the code regulating animal breeders would allow breeders to euthanize their own animals (currently they can do so only in an emergency and if a vet is not available).
The proposal would call for the breeder to use a "humane" method of euthanasia.
On August 5, Agriculture Minister Peter Walsh was asked in an interview on Ballarat ABC Radio about that law.
He admitted that shooting an animal or using a blunt instrument, if done appropriately, could be a humane method of euthanasia under the code change.
Minister Peter Walsh is now backtracking and claiming his comments were taken out of context.
But it was apparent to me, after listening to the interview, that the welfare of animals is not something he cares about.
If you live in Victoria, I encourage you to make your feelings about the issue known.
1/ The comment period is open only through Tuesday August 13th 2013, so please act TODAY.
All submissions must be in writing and must include your name, mailing address, and a contact email address.
You can send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Or you can post a letter to:
Breeding and Rearing Code Review Bureau of Animal Welfare
475 Mickleham Rd Attwood VIC 3049
Here's a recording of the complete interview>>>
2/ Contact information for PETER WALSH.
Role Occupant- The Hon. Peter Walsh, MP
Phone 03 9938 5954
Fax Number 03 9658 4191
Email Address email@example.com