Camera provide focus
I would like to see CCTV cameras made compulsory in all abattoirs especially considering some of the appalling and cruel footage of animal abuse which has come to light in various establishments.
Even creatures whose lives will end in slaughter ought to at least have their dignity and their demise treated with due respect and diligence on the part of all those employed in this field.
Cameras will hold people accountable and be a deterrent for debased and cruel treatment of poor defenceless creatures.
In an ideal world this would be unnecessary however such is the climate that we have a duty of care to honour and protect all creatures on our planet and to hold one another accountable to carrying out our duty to a legal standard.
Thank you for your consideration.
Estelle Duff, Castlemaine
Have we lost control?
Banning all but of essential travel from Melbourne to regional centres like Bendigo should have been done at the beginning of this crisis.
Now that the government and health services have completely lost control of the situation it could well be too late.
The government cares little about regional Victoria and the fact that we are being treated and have been treated the same as those who care nothing for any lives in Melbourne proves it.
David Arscott, Kangaroo Flat
As easy as ABC
Taxpayers want their government to practise sound economic management.
Some examples:1. Paladin, a security provider, registered to a beach shack on Kangaroo Island, was granted a $423 million contract for its Manus Island operation---without the normal tender process--- which works out to a cost of $1600 per day per Manus Island refugee.
2. Great Barrier Reef Foundation, a tiny company with limited experience, was given a $444 million contract without having to go through a tender process---strongly criticised by the auditor general.
3. Christmas Island detention centre was re-opened at a cost of $185 million so the prime minister could have a photo opportunity there.
One refugee family is confined there now.
4. The ABC budget will be cut a further $84 million this year [part of $700+ million cut since 2014] This is the same ABC which has spent extra millions to inform, warn, and protect Australians during the bushfire crisis and the current COVID-19 epidemic.
Our ABC deserves more support, not less.Sound economic management? Really?
Bill Wiglesworth, Castlemaine
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