LNP demands Labor Minister resign over animal welfare failure
Labor Agriculture Minister Mark Furner has been caught red-handed failing one of his critical Ministerial responsibilities to protect animal welfare in Queensland.
The failure was exposed after Federal Agriculture Minister Bridget McKenzie detailed in Senate Estimates that her departmental vet had referred nine separate reports into animal welfare from the Caboolture abattoir facility to the department Mr Furner is directly responsible for.
LNP Shadow Minister for Agriculture Tony Perrett called for Annastacia Palaszczuk to stand down her Agriculture Minister after he failed to justify the inaction in Parliament last week.
“Labor’s Mark Furner has turned his back on his responsibility to protect animal welfare in Queensland,” Mr Perrett said.
“It’s completely unacceptable that Mark Furner’s department received nine reports about these issues and failed to deal with them.
“This horrendous mistreatment should never have happened and Labor are trying to cover it up.
“Labor’s Mark Furner should resign immediately and the Palaszczuk Labor Government needs to come clean on why they neglected their objective to ensure racing animals are cared for before, during and after racing.”