Ryan rejects call for meatworks cameras
Updated December 02, 2011 09:45:4 read with The Animals Voice.org
The Victorian Government has dismissed calls to install closed-circuit TV (CCTV) cameras in Victorian abattoirs.
Authorities shut down the LE Giles abattoir at Trafalgar, in the south-east, after allegations of animal cruelty surfaced.
Animals Australia is calling for all Australian abattoirs to be fitted with CCTV cameras.
Deputy Premier Peter Ryan says Victorian abattoirs are already audited and he is satisfied with current regulations.
„Now we well understand, certainly from a regional perspective, how important the abattoir is but everybody has to comply with the law,“ he said.
„So I would hope that these issues are able to be worked through and that we can have production occurring again because it is an important facility for our region.“
Mr Ryan says abattoirs are already required to comply with animal cruelty laws.