Melissing the evidence

No, this post is not about Melissa Lee. I’ve had enough of her, and am rather bored with her stupid antics!

It is about missing the evidence. It is about David Carter, Minister of Agriculture, and about factory farming.

On Sunday, in response to the Mike King pig farming expose, Carter said (May 17th):

No I didn’t know to the extent to which they were confined other than for farrowing purposes.

Well, we could all believe that. But, unfortunately for David Carter, he had received this letter from Dr Michael Morris of the Coalition Agaisnt Factory Farming four years ago:

We also enclose a copy of a peer-reviewed publication reviewing sow welfare and concluding that severe confinement of sows is unacceptable from a welfare perspective.

Again thank you for taking the time to meet with us.

Carter was also advised of this peer-reviewed research.

Seems that David Carter was right in the thick of the coverup of barbaric farming practices after all.

Carter’s comment: “No I didn’t know to the extent to which they were confined other than for farrowing purposes” seems to be looking very thin in the context of the evidence that has emerged.

My pick is that he’s yet another apologist for factory farmers. Change the Government and nothing changes re animal welfare. Must be time to Party Vote Green next election!

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