In the wake of the ABC exposing the bloody hands of the horse racing industry, the conversation should now turn to the upcoming season and those we previously trusted.
The ban on the exportation of live sheep was enabled by horrific footage that shocked the nation. However, the industry has satisfied the government enough to lift the ban.
According to the RSPCA, the rise of social media has emboldened acts of animal cruelty like never before. Short of legislative changes, the people I spoke to are facing a visceral, losing battle.
The man taping himself running over emus was found, not by police, but by social media.
Sadly, animal cruelty thrives in the darker corners of our society. But, with harsher penalties now in force, I’m wondering if the deterrent is steep enough.