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Australia Inquiry launched into the welfare of retired racehorses

03:10  22 october  2019
03:10  22 october  2019 Source:   abc.net.au

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An independent inquiry will investigate the treatment of retired racehorses and allegations of animal cruelty at abattoirs, the Queensland Premier has announced. "Anyone who viewed the 7.30 program last Thursday night and witnessed the vision of retired racehorses being mistreated at a Queensland

An independent inquiry will investigate the treatment of retired racehorses and allegations of animal cruelty at abattoirs, the Queensland Premier has announced. "Anyone who viewed the 7.30 program last Thursday night and witnessed the vision of retired racehorses being mistreated at a Queensland

An independent inquiry will investigate the treatment of retired racehorses and allegations of animal cruelty at abattoirs, the Queensland Premier has announced. © ABC News Images An independent inquiry will investigate the treatment of retired racehorses and allegations of animal cruelty at abattoirs, the Queensland Premier has announced.

An independent inquiry will investigate the treatment of retired racehorses and allegations of animal cruelty at abattoirs, the Queensland Premier has announced.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the inquiry will be overseen by the Queensland Racing Integrity Commission and will be headed by retired judge Terry Martin SC.

She said the inquiry will determine what processes can be put in place to end cruelty to animals in Queensland.

"The inquiry will also engage the expertise of the Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries and is expected to report back to the Minister for Agriculture and Racing early next year," she said.

"I reiterate that animal cruelty will not be tolerated in Queensland and that's why my government has implemented this inquiry with the urgency it requires."

She said a separate Biosecurity Queensland investigation into the abattoir at the centre of the 7.30 story is continuing.

More to come.

The Queensland greyhound adoption program gets almost $1 million a year, programs rehoming racehorses are now lucky to get $10,000 .
As racehorse rehoming programs struggle to stay viable, the Government-funded Queensland Racing Integrity Commission has been spending almost $1 million a year to help retired greyhounds.Melissa Bell has volunteered for 12 years running the Standardbred Association of Queensland's (SAQ) adoption program, which has been finding homes for former trotters since 2002.

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