AFTER a long period sitting on the fence the Coalition of Animal Defenders (CAD) says they wish to notify the ACT public that they unequivocally condemn and disown the vandalism that has occurred at the ACT government depots of Farrer and Holder.
“It is hard to imagine what possible motive people think our volunteers might have for acts of such pointless vandalism. CAD views these acts as counter-pro-
ductive, undermining all the effort being put into monitoring the reserves for the last six weeks,” Spokesperson Robyn Soxsmith said.
“The allegations made without evidence in some of the media blaming animal activists for the vandalism is causing considerable distress amongst CAD volunteers.
“The Police have access to the membership lists of incorporated organisations such as Animal Liberation ACT and the RSPCA and have also had ample opportunity to note the registration numbers of the cars which have been used for watching the reserves. They also have CCTV footage at the Holder Depot. Despite media reports implying there is a connection, the Police have made no move to link any CAD volunteers with the vandalism.”
“CAD is as eager as anyone in Canberra to learn what the evidence actually shows,” said Ms Soxsmith.
CAD members will continue their watches on the reserves until this year’s slaughter concludes on Thursday.
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