Sow Stalls - Help to ban them in Tassie

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Sow Stalls - Help to ban them in Tassie

Postby minnie » Fri Jun 04, 2010 12:11 pm

Animals Australia says:
In a historic move, Tasmania’s Animal Welfare Advisory Committee (AWAC) recently recommended that Tasmania become the first state to ban the use of pregnant ‘sow stalls’ on the basis of unacceptable cruelty. Already banned in the U.K. and in parts of Europe, the ‘sow stall’ is a tiny metal and concrete crate which can confine a mother pig so restrictively that she cannot even turn around — for months on end.

The decision to accept the recommendation, and in turn free thousands of innocent animals from the misery of sow stalls, now rests with one man: Primary Industries Minister Bryan Green.

http://www.animalsaustralia.org/feature ... on.php#ads

or write to Bryan Green:
Minister Green needs to be reminded that all caring Australians are appalled by animal cruelty and will enthusiastically support a ban on cruel sow stalls. Please e-mail your support for a ban to: bryan.green@parliament.tas.gov.au

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Re: Sow Stalls - Help to ban them in Tassie

Postby Shadowgirlau » Fri Jun 04, 2010 6:20 pm

There was something like this going around WA recently. I signed.

Kathleen
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Re: Sow Stalls - Help to ban them in Tassie

Postby Hayhay » Fri Jun 04, 2010 8:00 pm

Oh how terribly cruel - I didn't even realise these were 'allowed'. THanks for the link

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Re: Sow Stalls - Help to ban them in Tassie

Postby minnie » Fri Jun 11, 2010 9:37 am

Following a state-wide newspaper advertising blitz by Animals Australia and Brightside Farm Sanctuary, Tasmania's Primary Industries Minister Bryan Green announced in parliament today (June 10th 2010) that he will ban cruel sow stalls in the state!

See http://www.animalsaustralia.org/feature ... stalls.php

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Re: Sow Stalls - Help to ban them in Tassie

Postby Shadowgirlau » Sat Jun 12, 2010 8:15 am

That is good to read/hear. Thank you for sharing.

Kathleen
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