- The State Government of South Australia
This petition is now closed.
The South Australian Animal Welfare Act 1985 Part 2 section 6 which deals with the establishment of the Animal Welfare Advisory Committee fails to include bodies which represent animal owners. It is unfairly skewed toward animal rights activists.
Animal owners are losing the battle in their fight to have companion or sports animals. We need fair democratic representation not draconian laws.
This petition is to alter the composition of the Animal Welfare Advisory Committee. The current legislation is:
(2) The Committee consists of 8 members appointed by the Governor, of whom—
(a) 1 is to be nominated by the Minister responsible for the administration of the Livestock Act 1997 ;
(b) 2 will be nominated by the South Australian Farmers Federation Incorporated;
(c) 1 will be nominated by the Society;
(d) 2 will be persons who, in the opinion of the Minister, are suitable to represent the interests of animal welfare organisations;
(e) 1 will be nominated by the Australian Veterinary Association;
(f) 1 will be engaged in research activities involving animals nominated by the Minister responsible for the administration of the Institute of Medical and Veterinary Science Act 1982.
We, the undersigned, call on the Government of the state of South Australia to amend the Animal Welfare Act 1985 Part 2, Section 6 in the following manner:
to amend P2,S6(2)
The committee consists of 12 members appointed by the Governor, of whom....
to insert P2,S6(2)
(g) 1 will be nominated by the South Australian Canine Association Inc
(h) 1 will be nominated by the Feline Association of South Australia Inc
(i) 1 will be nominated by Greyhound Racing SA
(j) 1 will be nominated by Thoroughbred Racing SA
The Protecting Companion Animal Ownership in South Australia petition to The State Government of South Australia was written by Amanda Grice and is in the category Law Reform at GoPetition.