In Victoria Australia, Killing a Dog With a Hammer is Humane?

AS A VICTORIAN I AM ABSOLUTELY DISGUSTED THAT THIS HAS RECIEVED NO MENTION IN ANY PAPER LARGE OR LOCAL..I HAVE EMAILED AND ALSO CONTACTED ONE OF THE TELEVISION CURRENT AFFAIRS SHOWS ASKING THEY GIVE THIS THE MASSIVE PUBLICITY IT DESERVES..THEIR SO NOTHING SO DISGRACEFUL AS THE CONTINUED ABUSE AND GREED THAT SURROUNDS THESE ANIMAL FACTORIES..TO USE THE WORD PUPPY FARM IMPLIES A HAPPY FUN PLACE WHICH COULD NOT BE FURTHER FROM THE TRUTH..PLEASE EXPRESS YOUR DISGUST TO THE APPROPRIATE AUTHORITIES..THIS CODE IS AN ABOMINATION AND HAS NO PLACE IN OUR COMMUNITY..AND REMEMBER ADOPTION IS THE COOLEST OPTION ,BE PART OF THE SOLUTION NOT THE PROBLEM.

Dogpaddling Through Life

There’s a fight brewing in Victoria, Australia, over the welfare of animals.

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.

Here’s a recording of the complete interview.

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Not surprisingly, Minister 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.

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