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Scenic Rim animal cruelty complaints drop as the government plans law review | Beaudesert Times

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THE Agriculture and Fisheries department is undertaking a review of current animal care and protection laws, 20 years after they were enacted in Queensland.

RSPCA Queensland chief inspector Daniel Young said there was room for improvement.

“It’s been twenty years since the (Animal Care and Protection) Act was introduced and we believe there are a number of areas where it could be improved, leading to better animal welfare outcomes all round,” he said.

‘RSPCA Queensland receives thousands of complaints from members of the public who believe that the sentences for animal cruelty and neglect are too lenient or inconsistent.”

Across the Scenic Rim, animal cruelty complaints made to the RSPCA in 2020 were considerably lower than they were in



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