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Extensive research has revealed no evidence that whips improve performance times in horse racing or that they make racing safer or fairer for jockeys. Whip rules are difficult to mandate and fines are meaningless compared to the prize money awarded to jockeys.
Rabbit farming is a small industry causing immense suffering. Rabbits are among the most popular pets in Australia yet thousands of these same species are kept in appalling conditions every day as animals raised for meat.
A new proposed facility in Inglewood (Victoria) will slaughter up to 2,000 kangaroos in their own homes each week, and then take them to be 'processed' for pet food. If approved, this slaughterhouse will not only be incredibly cruel, but will pose health risks to the community and increase the risk of zoonotic disease.
Our kangaroos are already so exploited. They don't deserve this.
Mandatory shade will significantly reduce the deaths associated with winter lambing. Access to shade and shelter are basic rights that must be available to all animals.
Our native animals are being indiscriminately killed through an outdated and unscientific permit system. The 2020 data shows that thousands of native animals were killed under these permits and it can't go on any longer. It is time for Victoria to review and replace this system with a non-lethal alternative.
Despite an ongoing commitment from the Victorian Government to address this issue, examples of items that have previously been tested, as well as new mislabelled items, continue to be sold at markets and retail stores across Victoria. The only way to regulate the sale of 'faux' fur is to ban genuine animal fur altogether.
Under VicRoads law, horses are considered mere vehicles. Using horses to pull carriages is an archaic, extremely dangerous and unnecessary practice. Horses deserve to be recognised as the sentient, aware and complex individuals that they are. In 2021, horse-drawn vehicles (HDV's) are still being permitted to travel on Victorian roads and after years of warnings and obvious animal distress, a horse fatality has now been confirmed.
Shooting ducks is morally unacceptable to the majority of Victorians and studies show time and time again that native duck numbers are consistently declining as a direct result of the climate emergency and drought. Duck shooting has already been banned by Labor Governments in New South Wales, Queensland and Western Australia. It's time for Victoria to do the same.
Do your state members of parliament support our precious native waterbirds, or do they think they should be blasted out of the sky for a thrill kill?
On Wed 10th Feb '21, we hosted an urgent webinar to highlight the issue and the efforts being taken to stop the killing. We also listed actions that you can do to help as:
- Regional Victorians who may be confronted by shooting in their vicinity
- Concerned voters who want to take political actions
- Community members wanting to undertake direct local action