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Motion: Cruelty in the Poultry Industry

On Wednesday 29 November, Senator Darren Hinch moved the following motion in the Senate, on behalf of Senators Lee Rhiannon and Lisa Sing

Senator HINCH (Victoria) (15:55): I, and also on behalf of Senators Singh and Rhiannon, move:

That the Senate—

(a) notes that:

(i) 7.30 recently aired footage of hens having their feet torn off and being boiled alive at the Star Poultry Supply slaughterhouse in the suburb of Keysborough, Victoria, in early 2017,

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We’re so close to ending animal-tested cosmetics

Recently Lee sent the following email to supporters interested in Animal Welfare.

We are at a crucial stage in passing legislation that will end the shocking suffering caused by animal-tested cosmetics.

In 2014 I introduced into the Senate my End Cruel Cosmetics Bill and have continued campaigning on this issue since. I have had the pleasure of working closely with Humane Society International, Humane Research Australia, #BeCrueltyFree and our national and international animal welfare partner NGOs on this continuing campaign.

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Greens plan to close loopholes on greyhound overseas trade

Greens animal welfare spokesperson Senator Lee Rhiannon has moved to shut down federal loopholes that allow Australian greyhounds to be exported to Macau for racing at the infamous Canidrome club in China. 

"I am seeking advice on what regulations or law changes are needed to close the loophole that allows greyhounds to be exported,” Senator Rhiannon said. 

“We have to end this cruel trade.

“If the Turnbull government fails to act to close the existing loophole, the Greens will consider moving a Private Members Bill to end the trade in greyhounds. 

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Senate Estimates: Australian Wool Innovation and Mulesing

On Tuesday, 24 October 2017 Lee asked questions of Walter Merriman, Chair of Australian Wool Innovation as part of Senate Estimates hearings on Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee 

Australian Wool Innovation and Mulesing

Senator RHIANNON: Mr Merriman, does any current or past member of the AWI board, or their family or associates, have, or did they have, financial interests in the sale of Tri-Solfen or any other anaesthetics used in muesli?

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International fur ban puts limit on kangaroo products


12 October 2017

International fur ban puts limit on kangaroo products            

Greens animal welfare spokesperson Senator Lee Rhiannon has congratulated Humane Society US and its Italian-based animal welfare group LAV, for their work in achieving a permanent ban on the use of fur in Gucci fashion.

“The ban on the use of fur by an international label is particularly significant for Australia as it includes a ban on the use of kangaroo fur,” Senator Rhiannon said.

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