Category Archives: Animal Welfare

Co-ordinated Pest Control Management vital

Shooters, Fishers and Farmers MLC Rick Mazza says an appropriate and timely response to Western Australia’s invasive plant and animal pests is required following the release of the Auditor General’s Managing the Impact of Plant and Animal Pests: Follow-up report. Mr Mazza said his Game and Feral Animal Control Bill 2018, which he read...

Live export exemption vital for Trading Partners and Farmers

Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Party MLC Rick Mazza says it is vital the Federal Department of Agriculture, Water and Environment, a new Australian Government Department established on February 1, 2020, grant the exporter a permit to allow 56,000 sheep stranded at a Baldivis feedlot to depart for the Middle East. The sheep were set to depa...

Government riding on the coats of Activists to put more pressure on Farmers

Agricultural Region MLC Rick Mazza of the Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Party has called the State Government’s proposed farm trespass legislation, which gives new powers to animal welfare inspectors, underhanded and a step too far. Under the proposed Animal Welfare and Trespass Legislation Amendment Bill 2020 Consultation Draft, inspec...

Declining kangaroo harvest numbers see Dramatic Population increase

A parliamentary question without notice by the Hon Rick Mazza MLC of the Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Party has revealed kangaroo numbers in Western Australia have dramatically increased in four years due to declining harvest numbers of annual quotas. Red kangaroo population estimates were 1,825,760 last year up from 409,422 in 2014, rep...

Heavy handed approach to water bills ceases after Mazza questioning

Minister for Water Dave Kelly has instructed the Water Corporation to cease the practice of threatening some regional customers with referral to the RSPCA due to overdue water bills. During the past six months 10 customers have received letters threatening them if their water bill was not paid, the flow on their property would be reduced ...

Mazza welcomes Animal Welfare Bill changes

Member for the Agricultural Region, the Hon Rick Mazza MLC has welcomed Agriculture Minister Alannah MacTiernan’s decision to accept the recommendations of the Standing Committee on Legislation on the Animal Welfare Bill 2017 which rejects a compliance regime that would have allowed designated general inspectors unrestricted access to f...

Conventional cages need to stay

Agricultural Region MLC Rick Mazza of the Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Party has stood up for the egg industry in Western Australia and its consumers by supporting the conventional cage system as the Australian Animal Welfare National Standards and Guidelines for Poultry public consultation period came to a close last Monday. Animal Heal...

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