Animal Welfare


HON ALISON XAMON (North Metropolitan) [9.53 pm]: Today, of course, we had another Melbourne Cup, and we saw another horse killed. This year’s death was Anthony Van Dyck, an Irish horse, who was taken from the track in an ambulance after his fetlock was fractured during the race. It makes for pretty awful viewing. Of course, as a result, the horse had to later be euthanased. Last year Rostropovich’s pelvis was fractured during the Melbourne Cup but luckily—if we can call it luck—the effort was made to save him.


3073. Hon Alison Xamon to the Minister for Environment:

I refer to the answer to my question on notice 2766 regarding the food provisioning program at Monkey Mia and the Minister’s response that ‘The provisioning program has not been shown to impact the life expectancy of adult provisioned dolphins or present an impact to the broader Shark Bay dolphin population’, and I ask: will the Minister please provide information about the life expectancy and health impacts on the calves of provisioned adults?


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