A Queensland abattoir (slaughterhouse) responsible for the mass slaughter of racehorses will be investigated for alleged animal mistreatment, the Queensland Government has announced.
Queensland Racing Minister Stirling Hinchliffe said he wasn’t aware of the allegations until last night.
“The Minister for Agriculture has directed biosecurity officers to go in today and investigate animal cruelty allegations at the Meramist Abattoir,” Mr Hinchliffe said.
“They’ll be working I understand with Queensland Police Service to retrieve any extra footage that was not screened by the ABC.
“Those inspectors going into the abattoir today, they’ll seize all the information they can, they’ll take action against people who committed cruelty against animals.”
Queensland Opposition spokesman John-Paul Langbroek said the state’s $30 million Racing Integrity Commission had failed and said everyone in the racing community had to take responsibility…(CONTINUED)