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Aussie Farms says it will be ‘business as usual’

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CHRIS DELFORCE: It's still business as usual for us, we will still do everything we can to show the public what's going on in factory farms and what it needs to see.

MICHELLE SLATER: ‘Animal rights group Aussie Farms has declared it will be “business as usual” for animal activists after the Parliamentary Inquiry into Animal Activists on Victorian Agriculture passed down its recommendations last week. Aussie Farms founder Chris Delforce described the outcome as “definitely good news”, but said it missed some opportunities to go even further… “It’s still business as usual for us, we will still do everything we can to show the public what’s going on and what it needs to see,” Mr Delforce told The Express…

Mr Delforce was buoyed by some recommendations that included CCTV cameras in slaughterhouses, the end to live chick shredding and blunt force trauma on livestock. However, he said CCTV footage should be accessible to the public and not only to regulators. “It’s definitely good news in recognising systematic cruelty, but it misses an opportunity to remove legal exemptions that allow farm animal cruelty in the first place,” Mr Delforce said…

Aussie Farms had come under scrutiny from farming bodies last year after it published an online map of farms and animal industries, many of which were also the private homes of farmers. The group was also stripped of its charity status after it was found to have been recruiting volunteers to engage in unlawful behaviour on its online sign-up sheet’. SOURCE…

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