1 comment to “Gloucester the tip of the abuse iceberg”

  1. Trisha Taylor | July 23, 2012 | Permalink

    My only surprise, sadly, is that this is getting major media attention. Victorian pounds shoot animals regularly. Nothing in the over-regulated animal welfare legislation or code says they can’t.

    At least councils are now required to set out how they kill the dogs in their domestic animal management plan but how do you stop animals being ‘off the books’ so that litter of puppies brought in and quickly killed is not recorded anywhere.

    Change of attitude, change of staff; unscheduled pound inspections must happen. Killing of a pound animal by any means other than a vet injection must be treated as cruelty to animals with prosecution following.