Animal welfare response on Pilbara property

The WA Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development is conducting an animal welfare response on a property in the Pilbara region.

Aerial and on-ground activity is underway to assess the immediate welfare of cattle on the property.

Initial inspections have found a significant number of cattle in poor condition with limited access to water, and in some cases feed. More than 100 head of cattle have been humanely destroyed to date.

This response involves trained officers from the department's regional operations, veterinary and livestock compliance areas.

The department will be working with property management to improve access for cattle to feed and water.

Operations are continuing.

The department's Livestock Compliance Unit is investigating this matter regarding compliance under the Animal Welfare Act.

Source: WA Government

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