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Re: Saleyard owner says video monitoring works. 6.12.2011
« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2011, 12:19:46 PM »
It would certainly be interesting to know if the CCTV surveillance is routinely monitored.

And if it is, is it for less than acceptable handling and treatment or only for extreme cruelty?


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Saleyard owner says video monitoring works. 6.12.2011
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2011, 11:33:05 AM »
Saleyard owner says video monitoring works

 The owner of several Victorian saleyards says closed circuit TV is an asset to his business.

Welfare group Animals Australia has called for cameras to be installed at saleyards and abattoirs to monitor the treatment of livestock.

Graham Osborne, from the Victorian Livestock Exchange, is currently putting CCTV into the Leongatha saleyards.

But he says he's had 20 cameras at the Pakenham saleyards operating for the past 13 years.

"There were one or two people who became guests of the Queen because of the footage," he said.

"Now, once that became commonly known, in later years you rarely refer to it, very, very rarely.

"As far as we're concerned it's a good thing, it does change behaviours and it certainly worked for us."

Tuesday, 06/12/2011

http://www.abc.net.au/rural/news/content/201112/s3384575.htm