Posts tagged "Animal welfare"

Animal welfare action plan – draft now available for public consultation

Animal welfare matters. It’s important to animals; and it’s important to the Victorian community, the Government, our animal industries and the Victorian economy. That’s why we are developing a five-year action plan — Improving the Welfare of Animals in Victoria. The Action Plan will build on Victoria’s existing strong reputation for animal welfare and identify […]

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New laws put greyhound welfare first

Minister for Racing Martin Pakula today announced new laws to increase the focus on animal welfare in the greyhound industry. Speaking in Parliament today, the Minister said the changes will provide stronger powers and increased penalties for baiting, blooding and luring greyhounds. The Racing and Other Acts Amendment (Greyhound Racing and Welfare Reform) Bill also […]

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Family Violence Pet Support Boost

The Member for Melton, Don Nardella MLA has welcomed the Andrews Labor Government’s breaking down the barriers of family violence through a program to provide shelter for the pets of women and children as they escape family violence. Perpetrators of family violence often use threats of violence against the family pet as leverage over their […]

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Foster carers and animal shelters urged to apply for grants

Local not-for-profit groups dedicated to reuniting pets with their owners, rehoming lost pets, running dog socialisation classes and providing responsible pet ownership education are now eligible for grants thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Member for Melton, Don Nardella MLA, urged local non-government and not-for-profit organisations to apply for grants of up to $50,000 under […]

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