Animal defenders finally condemn vandalism

Share Canberra's trusted news:


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.

[Photo via wikipedia]

Who Can You Trust?

In a world beleaguered by spin and confused messages, there's never been more need for diverse, trustworthy, independent journalism in Canberra.

Who can you trust? Well, for more than 25 years, "CityNews" has proudly been an independent, free, family-owned news magazine, serving the national capital with quality, integrity and authority. Through our weekly magazine and daily through our digital platforms, we constantly and reliably deliver high-quality and diverse opinion, news, arts, socials and lifestyle columns.

If you trust our work online and believe in the power of independent voices, I encourage you to make a small contribution.

Every dollar of support will be invested back into our journalism so we can continue to provide a valuably different view of what's happening around you and keep free.

Click here to make your donation and you will be supporting the future of journalism and media diversity in the ACT.

Thank you,

Ian Meikle, editor

Previous articleA new book on walks to take in Canberra
Next articleCarter / Making the most of the CBD

Leave a Reply