The past year has been an active period for animal-welfare advocates across the Commonwealth, with critical issues being addressed by the media and government. Three primary concerns:
- Cattle Exports: A year ago, Australians were stunned when the country’s premier news program, Four Corners, aired a video depicting the horrific treatment of Australian cattle.
- Slaughterhouse and Farm Conditions: While Australian citizens were incensed at the treatment of the country’s cattle oversees, the spotlight quickly shifted to domestic concerns when new footage emerged - this time depicting disturbing instances of animal cruelty on a slaughterhouse in the Australian state of New South Wales.
- National Food Policy: In the realm of dietary policy, nonprofits Vegan Society of New South Wales and Vegan Australia have turned to lobbying the Australian government to be more inclusive of veg individuals’ dietary needs.
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