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At a time when live export regulations are clearly failing our animals, it’s shocking that the Government has today announced it will be scrapping the Australian Animal Welfare Advisory Committee.

The Committee and its Sectoral Working Groups represent a wide and inclusive range of stakeholders with knowledge and expertise across key animal welfare issues. The Committee advises the Minister for Agriculture on animal welfare issues of national significance and it drives the implementation of the Australian Animal Welfare Strategy.

The Australian Animal Welfare Strategy is underpinned by the vision that “all Australians value animals and are committed to improving their welfare”.

The Strategy brings people together with a diverse range of views from within all animal sectors, including farm animals, companion animals, animals in research, animals in sport, wildlife, aquatic animals, etc. This allows for robust and considered debate and provides a forum from which the Animal Welfare Advisory Committee can seek input and progress the welfare of animals in Australia.

The RSPCA has been advised that the Minister of Agriculture will now be receiving all of his advice on animal welfare issues from his Department.

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