The Nationals Member for Northern Victoria Gaelle Broad has encouraged people to show their
support for Victoria’s pork industry as a parliamentary inquiry into pig welfare gets underway.
Ms Broad said the inquiry would accept submissions until 12 January 2024 and it was important that
regional voices were not drowned out by extreme city views.
Labor joined forces with the Animal Justice Party and The Greens to hold this inquiry which threatens
to attack Victoria’s pork industry.
“We’re in a cost-of-living crisis, and now they’re coming after your Christmas ham,” she said.
“Victoria’s productive pork industry already applies strict animal welfare standards, based on global
“This is just another attack on an industry has already been under enormous stress from trespassing,
biosecurity threats, and criminal behaviour.”
Ms Broad is a participating member of the Upper House’s Economy and Infrastructure Committee
conducting the inquiry.
The inquiry will investigate the welfare of farmed pigs in Victoria, including the existing regulations,
industry compliance and enforcement mechanisms that apply to the industry.
“I encourage members of the public to have your say in this inquiry. It’s important that the
Committee hear a range of views including primary producers, abattoirs, manufacturing businesses,
café and restaurant owners, and anyone who enjoys Christmas ham.” Ms Broad said.
Submissions close on January 12. To make a submission, or for further information visit:
Inquiry into pig welfare in Victoria (parliament.vic.gov.au)
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