Email The Hon. Sonya Kilkenny MP Minister for Planning

The conditions under which animals in intensively farmed settings are treated are not considered during planning assessment and with the absence of animal welfare scrutiny, animals suffer. 

Use our email template to urge The Hon. Sonya Kilkenny MP Minister for Planning to make the assessment of known animal welfare standards, and their revisions, to be understood as a mandatory element of planning assessments and conditions.

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You may like to include one or more of the benefits of bringing animal welfare considerations into planning legislation

  • Evidence of public interest in animal welfare in farming practice.
  • Reducing the risk to animals by preemptively guiding planning applicants.
  • Early use of standards provides greater surety in an industry of concealed practice.
  • Communication of known standards will benefit both a planning applicant and animals.
  • Improved transparency and trust between services.
  • A chance to reduce significant suffering in animals.