Animal laws clouded by hyperbole

By Chris Steel
May 21 2019 - 12:00am

Too often, as Minister for City Services, I hear stories of animal cruelty, of neglect and harm caused to pets in our community. Animals can unfortunately be treated as emotionless objects and left to suffer without any respect to their welfare. I have heard stories of animals being starved, living in squalor with untreated wounds. One case saw a dog with a chain actually embedded in its throat, tethered to a tree with no shelter or access to water.

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