Deb's plan to save sweltering pets

Published: Comments:
Animals Wildlife or Pets Automotive and Aerospace Community Health & Wellness Law & Safety Political Queensland Government Weather

Social:   

LNP Leader Deb Frecklington is calling on Sunshine Coast residents to back her plan to prosecute callous pet owners who leave their dogs to swelter in hot cars.

The Queensland RSPCA receives more than a thousand reports of animals trapped in hot vehicles every year and the LNP is proposing a new law to tackle the problem.

"Each summer the RSPCA and police are flooded with calls about poor dogs left trapped inside hot cars," Ms Frecklington.

"Some of these poor animals are rescued in time – but tragically some aren't.

"The owners usually escape punishment, but they should be held responsible.

"A future LNP Government will make it a specific offence to leave a dog trapped in a hot car, making it easier to take the culprits to court.

"Animals have rights too and the LNP will fight to protect them."

The new offence, which has been proposed following consultation with Queensland RSPCA, would have a maximum penalty of a $250,000 fine or three years' jail.

LNP Member for Caloundra Mark McArdle has urged Sunshine Coast residents to sign the LNP's petition supporting the new law (link below).

"We need to take a tougher stance on this animal welfare problem," Mr McArdle said.

"A dog can die in just six minutes in a hot vehicle, but those responsible rarely face prosecution."

Ms Frecklington has urged the Palaszczuk Labor Government to support the proposed law.

"We don't have the numbers in Parliament but we would happily work with the Government to make this important change a reality," Ms Frecklington said.

Petition link: https://bit.ly/2qvOboP

 
Deb Frecklington : Leader of the Liberal National Party (LNP) of Queensland :
PO Box 940, Spring Hill Qld 4004, Queensland Wide
07 3844 0666
Deb Frecklington : Leader of the Liberal National Party (LNP) of Queensland
Showing 10+ recent articles for this business
Letter to the Editor by LNP Leader Deb Frecklington 21 February 2019 | The latest Australian Crime Intelligence Commission report shows that the use of ICE in regional Queensland and the south-east is increasing. More information...
Labor smothers inquiry into bushfire disaster 13 February 2019 | Queensland will remain more vulnerable to devastating bushfires after the Palaszczuk Labor Government blocked a crucial Parliamentary Inquiry into last year's disaster. More information...
LNP guarantees tough sentences for child killers 13 February 2019 | The LNP has today introduced a Bill which would guarantee all convicted child killers spend at least 15 to 25 years behind bars. More information...
Scorching heat reignites LNP's cool plan 13 February 2019 | LNP Leader Deb Frecklington has reiterated her plan to air condition every Queensland state school classroom, as Labor continues to pick and choose which schools deserve to stay cool. More information...
LNP calls on insurance companies to honour policies 10 February 2019 | LNP Leader Deb Frecklington today called on insurance companies to do the right thing and honour their policies in the wake of the natural disaster across North Queensland. More information...
Crime Stoppers axe will hurt frontline police 06 February 2019 | The imminent closure of the Crime Stoppers call centre is a massive blow for Queensland's over-stretched police officers, LNP Leader Deb Frecklington said today. More information...
Jason Costigan statement from LNP Leader Deb Frecklington MP 30 January 2019 | I have set high standards for the LNP team I lead. Jason Costigan has failed to meet those high standards. More information...
Unemployment rising not falling in Queensland 24 January 2019 | The struggle is real for thousands of Queenslanders, as the latest unemployment figures revealed the state is going backwards under the Labor Palaszczuk Government. More information...
Fardon walks free under Labor's weak laws 16 January 2019 | Pedophile and rapist Robert Fardon's release into the community is a consequence of the Palaszczuk Labor Government's failure to introduce sufficient laws to keep serial predators under strict supervision. More information...
Full extent of Labor's ramping crisis revealed 16 January 2019 | Since the 2017 Queensland election there has been a 24 per cent rise in patients waiting in an ambulance longer than 30 minutes before receiving emergency treatment. More information...



Social:   
comments powered by Disqus

All articles submitted by third parties or written by My Sunshine Coast come under our Disclaimer / Terms of Service