Animal Welfare

Animal welfare issues such as free range egg labelling and live export are regularly raised with me in our community.

Like so many Australians, I was horrified by the video footage that showed the inhumane treatment of sheep in the long-haul live export trade.

I agree that long-haul live export of sheep is cruel and I have advocated for it to be phased out, with an orderly transition to allow farmers who rely on the live export market for their livelihoods the time to adjust.

Results:

  • Helped to facilitate the compromise legislation put forward by the Hon Sussan Ley MP that had broad-spectrum support across the Parliament
  • Spoke on Ms Ley's Bill in the Parliament calling for an end to the long-haul live sheep export
  • Now that Ms Ley's Bill has lapsed, I intend to reintroduce her Bill into the House of Representatives
  • Introduced a Private Member's Bill on free range egg labelling aligns with consumer expectations

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