Friday, May 05, 2006

An Aboriginal Corporation in Western Australia Has Been Fined $10,000 for Failing to Provide Sufficient Water for 1,500 Head of Cattle

I posted this to show that animal welfare and rights issues extend well beyond the US borders.

Article:

Aboriginal corporation fined for neglecting cattle

http://abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200605/s1629646.htm


An Aboriginal corporation in Western Australia has been fined $10,000 for failing to provide sufficient water for 1,500 head of cattle on a station in the state's interior.

The fine was handed down yesterday after the Windidda Aboriginal Corporation pleaded guilty to the charge brought by the RSPCA.

Tim Darcy from the Pastoralists and Graziers Association says it is important that livestock producers from across Australia stick to animal welfare standards.

"The industry would deem that the mere fact that they have been fined is a very good response because there's no way in the world that industry supports that type of cruelty to animals and I'd say most people, most genuine people, in the production industry of cattle would be, would've been horrified by what they saw there," he said.

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