Animal Welfare

RACING AND WAGERING WESTERN AUSTRALIA — MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING

1326. Hon ALISON XAMON to the minister representing the Minister for Racing and Gaming:

I refer to the WA racehorse welfare plan and to the memorandum of understanding between Racing and Wagering Western Australia and WA-registered abattoirs and knackeries.

(1)  Will the minister please table a copy of the MOU?

(2)  If no to (1), why not?

(3)  Does the MOU include any provisions regarding independent monitoring or inspection?

ANIMAL WELFARE ACT — BREACHES

3077. Hon Alison Xamon to the Minister for Agriculture and Food:

I refer to the revelations of animal abuse on Western Australian cattle farms exposed in a December 2019 broadcast and the Minister’s announcement that action would be taken by Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) in the pastoral region to enhance animal welfare outcomes by improving the response capacity of the Department’s Livestock Compliance officers, and I ask:

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