Australia: Attending Animal Welfare Conference

Animals’ Angels, other welfare groups, industry and some Govt members are invited by the Minister of Agriculture to participate in an Animal Welfare Review conference in Perth. The conference is about who should control education, standard setting, enforcement and compliance and prosecution in the State. Should we keep the existing arrangement that RSPCA WA and DPIRD keep the current system or should an Independent Office of Animal Welfare be established to oversee and control animal welfare in West Australia.

It appeared the outcome was that Government should fund animal welfare and it should be controlled by an Independent Office of Animal Welfare. We wait to see.