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Member for Hill Shane Knuth is warning the state government there would be serious consequences if there was blanket legislation put in place on the control of recreational feral pig hunting, under the pretence of the recently announced review of the Queensland’s Animal Care and Protection Act 2001.
Mr Knuth expressed deep concerns about the over-reach of government into the private domain and fears the review is due to the recent case of where a Toowoomba woman was fined almost $5000 and charged with one count of unlawfully allowing an animal to injure another animal, after her two dogs bit and held a feral pig.
“The RSPCA has long campaigned against recreational pig dog hunting and I have grave concerns they are using this review as a mask to again push this agenda,” Mr Knuth said.
“If the state government decides to use this review to crack down on recreational pig hunting in regional Queensland, they will have a revolt on their hands and entire regional communities will be in uproar.
“It amazes me that the RSPCA would rather protect feral pigs then our native wildlife including emus, cassowaries and turtles.
“Not only do they pose a threat to our native animals, but they spread disease and weeds, devastate crops, and cause massive soil degradation to our creeks and river systems.
“Recreational pig hunters are the last line of defence against an explosion in feral pig numbers, which would see widespread destruction of our farming industry and native flora and fauna.
“The state government should thank recreational pig hunters for controlling feral pigs in their own time and expense, rather than even considering changing the Act to penalise this valuable community service.”
Mr Knuth said the Queensland Government’s own website stated there were up to 24 million feral pigs in Australia and that they were among Queensland’s most widespread and damaging pest.
As part of the review 1080 baiting, transporting leashed dogs in the back of utes and making it law for vets to report animal welfare concerns will be assessed.
Community consultation for the review of the Animal Car and Protection Act 2001 is currently under way until midnight Friday, May 21.
“I urge all rural and regional Queenslanders to voice their concerns about any proposed changes to the Act which may restrict recreational pig dog hunting for the control of feral pests,” Mr Knuth said.
Last week Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries and Minister for Rural Communities Mark Furner called for Queenslanders to submit their views in response to the Palaszczuk Government’s major animal welfare law review.
The Minister said, in response to evolved “community expectations (on) animal welfare”, Labor wanted feedback on:
- Mandatory reporting by veterinary professionals of animal welfare concerns;
- Prohibited events, regulated surgical procedures and offence exemptions;
- The use of baits and traps;
- Restraining dogs in open utility vehicles and trucks;
- The use of animals in science;
- Inspector powers and arrangements for externally appointed inspectors;
- The management of animals seized during animal welfare investigations; and
- Penalties for animal cruelty.
Queenslanders can submit their views up to Friday, May 21, 2021, and should visit https://daf.engagementhub.com.au/animal-welfare to complete the survey or submit a written response.
by Jim O’Toole, Townsville bureau
The RSPCA, in cahoots with the Labor Party is doubling up its rural culture busting efforts by calling for a tightening of animal cruelty policies.
They are coming after steel traps, pig dogs, 1080 poison and the alleged mistreatment of farm animals. The fact that there are more than one million feral pigs between the Tablelands and the Tip of Cape York eating their way through thousands of eggs laid by cassowaries, scrub turkeys, turtles and crocodiles, is not as important as a dog chewing on a pig’s ear.
Maybe some of the more colourful pig hunters could be more careful should their dogs latch onto the handful of worrisome RSPCA dopes if they trespass on private property so these city-centric idiots understand just how pig hunting works.
This official rural terrorism falls into line with the present Labor disarmament of gun owners and harassment of gun shop proprietors. Last week Covid cops visited gun shops ensuring counter staff were wearing useless and dangerous masks, another facet of the war on freedom of choice.
Note the word policies (above) because Labor Premier Peter Beattie in 2001 removed the Crown from all Queensland legal procedures and the Parliament, without referendum, following the Goss and Blight campaign to destroy freehold land titles and land ownership when all parchment deeds were shredded in the 90’s.
The Emperor has no clothes and according to two Constitutional law analysts’, ‘legislation’ churned out by the State Parliament is only applicable to members of political parties and the Public Service who sign employment contracts with the party controlling the Parliament.
Members of the public lawfully, are bound only by Common Law.
The RSPCA’s Royal patronage was called into question several years ago when LNP Senator Bridgette McKenzie wrote to the Queen asking her to remove her patronage from the gamin animal protection society after the group tried to kill off family farming in NSW and Victoria.
RSPCA solicitor and spokeswoman Tracey Jackson of Animals Australia, announced today the offensive against farmers and pig hunters would be taken up a few more notches in the policy review.
Jackson told ABC Radio her left lily-pad mob would be coming after livestock producers claiming they were not in step with the “public perception” of alleged, cruel animal husbandry practices.
Such drivel about the ‘public perception’ when the vast majority of the public, other than a few scruffy, Gaia Greens and ambulance chasers like Jackson, couldn’t care less how livestock are being farmed just as long as the butcher has a stock of nice T bones.
The alleged ‘public perception’ emanates from a few Animals Australia agitators and the Labor Left which has been trying to close down the bush for decades.
RSPCA survives by public subscription and we suggest pig hunters and farmers step up their Facebook exposure of this motley mob of con artists.
Farmers cannot expect much help from their respective primary producer bodies as they have been purchased by the Labor Party.
Some time ago the Victorian RSPCA was caught out lying about farm animal numbers and how these animals were being mistreated by farmers.
This article was published in Cairns New six years ago:
RSPCA CEO Heather Neil
RSPCA CEO Heather Neil said the group “will not turn our backs on any group of animals including those used in farming where there are more than 850 million animals that need a voice.”
A Mallee farmer, Mr Dick Worthington said Mrs Neil and PETA were “suffering from a terrible delusion, that animals are more important than humans.
“These poor misguided ‘feminatzis’ are taking public subscriptions under false pretences and there should be no taxpayer funds given to these anti-social groups whatsoever,” he said.
“There are only 22 million cattle, 75.5 million sheep, about 1.2 million horses and 4 million goats nationally, so the misinformation continues to harm the farming industry.
“There are about 102.7 million farm animals in the country so Mrs Neil’s 850 million animals, unless she counted cane toads and rabbits, is just like most of their propaganda, deliberate lies.”
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by Jim O’Toole
The Labor Party’s decades-long, regional culture busting offensive stepped up a notch last week when the state government closed down sporting events and large rodeos in rural areas allegedly due to Covid restrictions.
It is quite acceptable for 50,000 people in Labor’s spoilt homeland to attend a Brisbane football match but any event attracting more than 1500 spectators in regional Queensland will be shut down by an urbane Premier and her boss, Chief Health Officer Jeanette Young.
Ridiculous conditions such as having a toilet for every 20 spectators and having them cleaned every half hour or to ban camping for out-of-town competitors is not economically feasible for volunteer sporting bodies.
Australia’s second largest annual rodeo held at Mareeba has been cancelled for the second year in a row followed by the hallmark Cape York rodeo and races held at Laura every June, then Weipa, Bamaga and the outstanding Mt Carbine event held every August.
The enormous financial benefits local communities will lose from these events will have a long-lasting impact. Never mind top level rodeo competitors and camp drafters with valuable horses or stock contractors with special rodeo cattle who will have to turn out their animals.
By the time rodeos kick off again much of this expertise and special animals will be gone and perhaps not ever regained.
While the ALP has always held Far North Queensland in contempt, their culture busting warfare started by the Goss government against northerners and the sparse rural Queensland population has taken another devastating turn.
These community events are run by volunteers and committees are finding it harder to attract workers, some of whom dedicate weeks of their time and expertise to create spectacular events. The cancellation of these community gatherings has broken the morale of rural districts particularly in some Aboriginal communities.
Rural people are even more disillusioned by the inaction and agreement of the Liberal National Party to the ALP’s ideological sanctions on community events naturally applauded by their socialist partners in crime such as Animals Australia, the World Wildlife Fund, Greens and their agnostic ilk.
After two years of inaction it is doubtful some committees will restart should the United Nations planned, influenza epidemic restrictions ever be lifted.
WHO, in conjunction with vaccine manufacturing companies and compliant governments world-wide, plans to continue annual Covid vaccinations provided sufficient numbers of the population survive after the first experimental jab.
If regional communities want to remain afloat perhaps it is time for civil disobedience such as we have seen in Victoria against unconscionable and unnecessary Covid lockdowns of healthy people.
Run the events and let the Covid cops act if they will. We outnumber the ALP Marxists 1000 to one.
As we have reported the Communist Premier Dangerous Dan got what was coming and ended up in hospital badly injured after a well-deserved bashing.
KAP Leader and Federal Member for Kennedy Bob Katter is furious yet another ‘greenie’ animal activist group has been caught offering payments to live export workers to capture footage of animals in a ‘bad light’, saying they are trying to institutionalise antagonism at the expense of the animals.
It is reported that the Department of Agriculture has begun an official investigation on Animals Australia over the allegations of offering workers as much as three months’ worth of wages in exchange for obtaining distressing footage.
“These people are trying to institutionalise antagonism; you have got to call this for what it is. We are investigating reports where people have created a horror story so they can get paid by the ‘greenies’ – and we’ve got two cases now with a reasonable chance of proving this,” Mr Katter said.
“Once again the Government can license these people to go on the boats and that person is there to ensure sanitary and reasonable conditions on these boats.
“99% of them are excellent 99% of the time, but they keep searching for the 1%.
“At the end of the day the only ‘green’ most greenies adore is the colour of the $100 bill, and in this instance, it’s at the expense of the animals’ welfare,” Mr Katter said.
Home-grown farm terrorists have produced a website map of nearly every Australian farming property ostensibly to incite farm invasions and terrorist activities in a campaign to shut down agriculture in all regional areas.
Ringleaders include Chris Delforce of Aussie Maps, Lyn White, Animals Australia, Mimi Bekhechi, PETA Campaigns Advisor.
These anarchists have thousands of dim-witted followers who finance the sabotage of piggeries, feedlots, poultry farms, grazing properties, abattoirs, livestock transport, horse races, rodeos, camp drafts and pony clubs.
Notably all three ringleaders and most of their followers are vegans and due to their diet, have acute trace element deficiencies which usually leave the victim with mental issues often causing severe schizophrenia and delusionary behaviour.
The federal Agriculture Minister David Littleproud has slammed the online map and jumped on the farm invasions calling for each group’s charity status to be withdrawn, in an effort to starve the groups of funds.
Farmers on social media have demanded the terrorists to be prosecuted under federal terrorism laws for attempting to destroy or contaminate public food supplies.
Meanwhile investigators have discovered Animals Australia has again been caught paying bribes to animal workers to deliberately harm animals at abattoirs or on board livestock ships while being filmed.
The fake footage is then supplied to the conspiratorial ABC for viewing by a gullible public.
The Greens Party should be included in any prosecutions of the terrorists for giving the groups political support.
Cairns News supports the prosecution of these farm terrorists under counter-terrorism laws. Farmers are urged to make a complaint to the Federal Police or ring the NATIONAL SECURITY HOTLINE 1800 123 400
The Attorney General’s website states:
‘It is an offence to counsel, promote, encourage or urge the doing of a terrorist act or the commission of a terrorism offence where the person intentionally engages in the conduct reckless as to whether another person will engage in a terrorist act or commit a terrorism offence.
If found guilty of advocating terrorism, a person could face up to five years imprisonment.’
KAP State Member for Hill Shane Knuth has again called for the State Government to ‘get real’ on crocodile management following the release of the 2017 Queensland Crocodile Management Update.
“Today’s announcement reaffirms there is a croc issue in North Queensland,’’ Mr Knuth said.
“The Government is reluctant to make the tough decisions because keeping southern votes is more important to them than protecting the life and livelihood of North Queenslanders.”
The Government’s update showed a spike in the number of crocodile sightings, jumping to 684 in 2017 compared to 378 in 2016 and just 176 in 2010.
“This is triple the sightings reported from seven years ago and an 80% increase in sightings from 2016,’’ he said.
“Those are extraordinary numbers and any sane person would argue it represents a large increase in crocodile numbers. Most people I speak to in the region tell me they don’t even bother reporting sightings anymore as nothing gets done, so that increase is only the tip of the iceberg.’’
Mr Knuth said most North Queenslanders were sick and tired of the glossy, political speak from the Government and Minister Enoch’s assertion ‘the Government is confident that Queensland’s approach to crocodile management is sound.’
“Obviously the reality is the exact opposite,” Mr Knuth said.
“When we have tourism bodies such as TTNQ and TPDD warning of the effects on the tourism industry because of increased activity of crocodiles and the Government’s own report showing staggering increases in sightings, it begs the question – why isn’t the Government acting?”
He said the provision of funding for drones to Surf Life Saving Queensland was a welcome addition to the organisation, but is not the solution to crocodile management or reducing the instances of sightings and beach closures.
“It is great for SLSQ to have access to this technology, but it doesn’t solve the root of the problem,” Mr Knuth said.
“We shouldn’t accept the increasing number of beach closures or beach sightings, as crocs shouldn’t be there in the first place. A zero tolerance policy regarding crocodiles on our beaches and in surrounding waterways, will drastically reduce the threat and allow our life savers to use this technology more effectively in patrolling stretches of beach not normally patrolled.’’
by Gil Hanrahan
The farming industry’s beloved Liberal National Party is about to betray them again when Liberal MP Susan Ley will today introduce a private member’s bill into the Lower House that would ban live sheep exports to the Middle East during the northern hemisphere summer months in 2019 and close the sector down entirely in five years.
The last major double-cross for agriculture by the Liberals was in 1999 when PM John Howard introduced the Environment and Biosecurity Conservation Act which was the key for the states to introduce severe vegetation management laws.
How much more government intervention the industry can take is anyone’s guess but soon over-regulation will choke all primary industry to a standstill regardless of the political hue in Canberra.
The last bastion of neo-liberalism, the National Farmers Federation and Meat and Livestock Australia have committed their final Judas act by rolling over whenever pressure is applied by activists.
The traitorous ABC troll responsible for shutting down the live cattle export industry based on false and misleading television footage of Indonesian-bred cattle being mistreated by bribed abattoir workers is Susan Ferguson.
Coincidentally she is the wife of Q&A presenter and ALP sycophant Tony Jones.
Ferguson and the Animals Australia snake Lyn White aided and abetted by the ABC shut down the live cattle export trade overnight in 2011.
It is on the record these misguided, athiest animal rights activists indirectly caused a number of suicides across the agricultural sector.
As a consequence a group of cattle producers is suing the Federal Government for $600 million in compensation after live exports to Indonesia were banned by the Gillard administration.
Now it seems the trendsetters of the left division in the Liberal Party have joined in to support the Liberal backbencher’s anti-export bill.
Shadow Agriculture Minister Joel Fitzgibbon said Labor will lock in its support for what will be known as the Live Sheep Long Haul Export Prohibition Bill.
Livestock producers should be aware these fifth-columnists won’t stop with sheep. Those opposed to live export are rounding up their forces right now to shut down cattle exports. http://www.animalsaustralia.org/
These pagans believe animal rights take precedence over human lives in a similar fashion to the Queensland Labor Party and it seems the Liberals who continue to allow tourists and North Queensland inhabitants be torn apart by monstrous crocodiles.
The sheep meat industry and producers had better take a strong stand instead of simply rolling over as normal. If they leave it to the producer bodies they might as well hand the farm keys to the Chinese now.
What will their starving, urbanised grandchildren say?
from Jim O’Toole
The Queensland Police Service, under pressure from the Labor Party is attempting to crucify a 69 year old Cairns resident, Errol Copley, for catching a 3 metre crocodile on a 68lb mackerel fishing line. The croc eventually died.
Wildlife officers from the Environment Department came across the dead croc when looking for ‘illegal’ fish nets in a creek running through Mr Copley’s farm at Deeral, south of Cairns
The officers set up a covert camera which caught Mr Copley disposing of the dead croc on January 18.
He was subsequently fined $500 in the Cairns Magistrates Court.
Mr Copley said he had no intention of catching such a large croc on a set, light line but due to its short length the croc was unable to return to the water after the hook pierced the gut wall and lodged in the reptile’s heart.
The semi-retired cane farmer and commercial fisherman removes mangrove shoots on mud flats near the Cairns Esplanade as a part-time job.
Police want to make an example of Mr Copley by dragging him back to the Magistrates Court arguing his original $500 fine and no conviction would not deter farmers from slaughtering crocs.
Police and the Labor Party’s environment department want the fine increased to $7000.
Herein lies Mr Copley’s defence.
Ever since former Premier Peter Beattie in 2001 unlawfully altered the Queensland Constitution by copyrighting Acts of Parliament to himself including the Public Service Act and removing the Queen, public servants are now responsible only to political party corporations.
Police, employed by the corporation and held to the Public Service Act since then have been unlawfully operating as judge, jury and executioner. Demanding any penalty is unlawful.
A Magistrate sitting in an unconstitutional court can determine the amount of a fine however Mr Copley would be foolish if he paid it.
The corporate State Labor government and its public servants are so far out of touch they have no idea how many crocs have been killed over the past decade by fed-up farmers, fishermen, Aborigines and tourists.
Anecdotal evidence would suggest many hundreds of crocs are killed each year across the north yet their numbers have exploded in places where the dangerous saurians have never been seen before.
Cairns News encourages farmers to rid the rivers of ferocious salt water crocodiles by whatever means possible.
The police allege Mr Copley’s crime was serious because the death occurred “over a prolonged period” and taking the carcass exasperated the offence.
Mr Copley said he removed the dead croc and performed an autopsy so he could get his hook back.
Why would he leave a dead croc in a waterway to pollute the water?
Well done Mr Copley you have performed an honourable public safety service. – Cairns News editorial board.
by Gil Hanrahan, editor-at-large
Queensland farmers want to stick to their guns but the Labor infested public service has refused several hundred handgun licence renewals over the past 18 months causing many cases of animal cruelty.
Farmers need handguns, which have been a part of their tools-of-trade since the first sheep and cattle were offloaded at Botany Bay in 1788.
But the socialist Queensland Labor Party is denying them a licence to carry one even if a farmer has been licenced for 20 or more years without incident or a change in circumstances.
Should a farmer find a cow with a dead calf stuck in its uterus while giving birth and the cow is on its last gasp after the crows have pecked out its eyes and those of the calf, he has no option but to kill the cow. How? He is 20 klms from the house and the nearest rifle because he is on a horse or motorbike.
He could cut the cow’s throat with a pocket knife, that is if he is still allowed to carry one.
The LNP Opposition in 2011 helped outlaw pocket knives by voting with the ALP to ban them. Agforce was dead quiet about this one.
Once a farmer would take his revolver out of its holster and shoot the cow, being the most humane thing to do while appeasing the brain-dead Animals Australia and the RSPCA both of which refuse to provide midwives for Brahman cows.
There are a number of alternatives for hard-pressed farmers such as buying one of many anecdotal ‘hot’ handguns available on the black market or to inadvertently misplace the licenced pistol, which happens on occasion.
Katters Australia Party State leader Robbie Katter says he will step up the pressure on the Labor Party when Parliament resumes to force the ALP Marxists to instruct the Weapons Branch to renew all licences for farmers.Police Minister Comrade Ryan like his predecessor Captain Bill Byrne has a generational hatred of farmers as this new parliament will reveal.
There is palpable union and Labor animosity towards those on the land producing clean and green food for Queenslanders, which unfortunately includes the Labor Party. Agriculture will be in for a torrid time unless the KAP cross-bench can hold them at bay.
The ALP is skating on climate-changing, thin ice even though it has a two seat majority, thanks to an abundance of vote fraud and the ethnic welfare vote. Before the new parliament sits, the Member for Mulgrave and former Treasurer Curtis Pitt is about to be hauled before the powerful Ethics Committee after the LNP alleged he misled the last parliament by pushing through a sweetheart deal for the Tram and Bus Union. Pitt’s fate is up in the air.
Another alternative is for farmers to launch a Federal Court class action to lay bare the unlawful Australia Act 1986 and the alterations to the Queensland Constitution in 2001 by the political miscreant, Peter Beattie without a referendum.
Has anyone noticed since 2001 how Beattie, Bligh, Newman and Palaszczuk refer to “my government’. Does anyone remember giving the ‘government’ to an individual?
Beattie removed the Queen and installed the Premier as the new head of State for the corporate, Socialist Republic of Queensland.The legal mechanism used by the malcontent Beattie can be found in the record of proceedings in the Cairns Magistrates Court: Queensland Police –v- Walter, 2016, QP1700886562 QPS.
If farmers could actually band together for the common good just for once, the Federal Court would have little alternative but to find there is no criminal law in Queensland applying to those citizens outside of the political parties, just the common law which exists across the nation.