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We can only hope that Primesafe dticks to its guns and nrver allows the torturers near another animal - ever.

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Slaughterhouse in Victoria accused of pig cruelty wants to reopen. 18.1.2012
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2012, 08:28:51 AM »
Abattoir accused of pig cruelty wants to reopen
By Gus Goswell

Updated January 18, 2012 

The owners of a Gippsland abattoir that was shut down because of animal cruelty allegations are fighting to get their operating licence back.

The LE Giles abattoir at Trafalgar was shut down last November after a video appearing to show cruel treatment of pigs was given to the animal regulator PrimeSafe.

PrimeSafe immediately suspended the operating licence of the abattoir's owners.

The owners closed the business and it has not re-opened.

But the Giles family has told the ABC it has taken the case to the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) to try to get their operating licence back.

PrimeSafe has confirmed it is aware of the VCAT proceedings and will contest the matter.

The case is due to be heard in March.

A separate investigation by the Department of Primary Industries into the animal cruelty allegations is ongoing.



http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-01-18/abattoir-at-centre-of-cruelty-allegations-wants-to-reopen/3779630?section=vic