National polling conducted by Roy Morgan Research in March last year found that:
- 98% of Australians consider animal welfare to be important
- 94% support laws that ensure animals are provided with a good quality of life
- 97% support laws that ensure animals are protected from cruel treatment
- 80% support government doing more to protect animal welfare
- 82% support a national government fund to help farmers improve animal welfare practices
- 74% support the creation of an independent body to oversee animal welfare
- 85% support animal welfare laws reflecting community expectations and best-available science.
- Australian Alliance for Animals has released a series of policy scorecards outlining party and candidate positions on animal welfare ahead of the NSW election.
- Seven parties have expressed full or partial support for protecting koala habitat, banning puppy farms, etc.
- Labor has committed to establishing an Independent Office of Animal Welfare.
- Coalition haven’t committed to the Alliance’s policies, but have made a record $40 million funding commitment to animal welfare.
Australian Alliance for Animals Media Release Fate of Koalas Hangs in Balance as Party Policies Revealed Ahead of NSW Election. The Australian Alliance for Animals has today released a series of policy scorecards revealing where parties and candidates stand on protecting koala habitat, ending puppy farms, and other key animal welfare issues ahead of the…
Source: Party Policies on Koalas Revealed Ahead of NSW Election – » The Australian Independent Media Network