In Victoria Australia, Killing a Dog With a Hammer is Humane?


AS A VICTORIAN I AM ABSOLUTELY DISGUSTED THAT THIS HAS RECIEVED NO MENTION IN ANY PAPER LARGE OR LOCAL..I HAVE EMAILED AND ALSO CONTACTED ONE OF THE TELEVISION CURRENT AFFAIRS SHOWS ASKING THEY GIVE THIS THE MASSIVE PUBLICITY IT DESERVES..THEIR SO NOTHING SO DISGRACEFUL AS THE CONTINUED ABUSE AND GREED THAT SURROUNDS THESE ANIMAL FACTORIES..TO USE THE WORD PUPPY FARM IMPLIES A HAPPY FUN PLACE WHICH COULD NOT BE FURTHER FROM THE TRUTH..PLEASE EXPRESS YOUR DISGUST TO THE APPROPRIATE AUTHORITIES..THIS CODE IS AN ABOMINATION AND HAS NO PLACE IN OUR COMMUNITY..AND REMEMBER ADOPTION IS THE COOLEST OPTION ,BE PART OF THE SOLUTION NOT THE PROBLEM.

Rumpydog

There’s a fight brewing in Victoria, Australia, over the welfare of animals.

A proposed revision of the code regulating animal breeders would allow breeders to euthanize their own animals (currently they can do so only in an emergency and if a vet is not available). The proposal would call for the breeder to use a “humane” method of euthanasia.

On August 5, Agriculture Minister Peter Walsh was asked in an interview on Ballarat ABC Radio about that law. He admitted that shooting an animal or using a blunt instrument, if done appropriately, could be a humane method of euthanasia under the code change.

Here’s a recording of the complete interview.

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Not surprisingly, Minister Walsh is now backtracking and claiming his comments were taken out of context. But it was apparent to me, after listening to the interview, that the welfare of animals is not something he cares about.

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16 thoughts on “In Victoria Australia, Killing a Dog With a Hammer is Humane?

    • It is horrid..it does my head in..will it never end! I have been doing my bit this end and I hope that something will stop it! We saw nothing of this here and pretty sure most Victorians are unaware..disgusting..
      xxxxxxx

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  1. I got 5 minutes into the piece & had to turn it off…..Bev I am appalled that anyone with a brain could sanction this action as ‘humane’. What the H*LL is wrong with people?? I can not imagine taking a hammer to anything but a nail…period!!!!
    How could someone brutally kill one of their own animals?? I cry when a sparrow dies from falling off its perch!!! Seriously things have got to change….I applaud you for speaking out for those 4 leggeds who have no one to speak for them!!!
    (((HUGS))) Sherri-Ellen xo

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    • It is gut wrenching..i have emailed I have face booked I have done all that I can think of shy of picking up a hammer and smashing this guy myself…we heard nothing of this..we had to see this on Rumpys blog! and it’s my State!!
      Thanks for the hugs Sherri-Ellen 😦 xx

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      • I remember seeing your post the other nite on FB. Sad you did not know what is happening in your own state…but that is how these awful laws get passed….sneaky!!!
        More (((HUGS))) because I know how much this upsets you!!! I am utterly disgusted with people who are this cruel!!!

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