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WA Labor opposition to promote chilled meat exports
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2012, 05:18:47 PM »
Labor will promote new overseas markets for chilled and processed meat from Western Australia, state Opposition Leader Mark McGowan says.

Launching Labor's discussion paper on improving animal welfare in WA on Monday, Mr McGowan said it recommended establishing an animal welfare administration board and reviewing WA's Animal Welfare Act 2002.

He told reporters Labor was committed to promoting a chilled meat industry as an animal welfare measure.

"Whilst we accept live export is a fact we'd certainly like to promote a move towards more chilled meat into overseas markets.

"So we would ensure that our overseas trade offices were promoting that idea."

Mr McGowan said a state Labor government would work with the commonwealth to promote chilled meat from animals humanely transported and slaughtered in Australia.

He said other measures Labor would pursue included fully funding the state's Animal Welfare Unit and separating it from the Department of Agriculture and Food.

It would also look at providing appropriate interventions for young people caught being cruel to animals and work with industry groups to develop a code of practice for pet shops.

Mr McGowan said the Strengthening Animal Welfare In Western Australia paper, written by Maylands MP Lisa Baker, would guide WA Labor's policy development ahead of the 2013 state election.

He said no new steps to strengthen or expand the scope of animal welfare laws had been taken since 2002

02.02.2012


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