Australian Animal Welfare Strategy (AAWS) grants worth $287,000 are now in limbo. AAWS was set up to develop long-term, comprehensive, national animal welfare policy on everything from livestock to companion animals and wildlife.
Last week, the Government removed AusAWAC, this week it freezes their funding. Logical of course...unless one happens to believe that long term improvement to animal welfare is in the best interests of the animals, owners, producers and governments!
The Federal Department of Agriculture has eight grants for projects this financial year that have now been suspended.