We need an Independent Office of Animal Welfare.
Right now, responsibility for animal welfare sits with the Minister for Agriculture, even though their Department’s designated purpose is to drive stronger primary industries — an inherent conflict of interest when animal agriculture profits are too often made by cutting corners on animal welfare.
The Greens’ Independent Office of Animal Welfare Bill will not only prioritise the welfare of animals at a government level, but give them an independent voice.
The Office would remove primary responsibility for animal welfare from the Minister and allow direct and independent oversight of the enforcement of animal welfare laws, as well as the development of animal welfare policies and legislation.
With this Bill we will ensure that animal welfare always takes priority over the profits of Big Ag.
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