Labor slow out of the gate to deal with animal cruelty allegations in racing

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LNP Shadow Minister for Racing John-Paul Langbroek has slammed the Palaszczuk Labor Government for its weak response to serious allegations of animal cruelty by a trainer, after it was revealed the trainer's horses are permitted to race this weekend.

Mr Langbroek called on the Palaszczuk Labor Government to provide an explanation to Queenslanders why horses trained by someone who allegedly used electric jiggers, are allowed to race this weekend.

"The Palaszczuk Labor Government needs to explain why allegations of a trainer using an electric jigger results in the immediate suspensions of a trainer in Victoria, but not in Queensland.

"These allegations are disturbing and serious - it begs the questions why the Queensland Racing Integrity has a lower threshold for alleged animal cruelty than Victoria.

"Queenslanders expect trainers in our state to be held to the same high standard as those elsewhere in Australia.

"The integrity of the industry and most importantly the safety of horses should be an absolute priority.

"Trainers across Queensland have made it clear they are not satisfied with the explanation provided by the Racing Integrity Commission.

Mr Langbroek said the delays of Queensland Racing Integrity Commission cases being heard by QCAT under Labor are resulting in concerns about the standard expected of trainers in Queensland.

"This week in Parliament, I questioned Labor's Racing Minister about why Victoria can deal with the Darren Weir Matter within a week, but currently, Queensland Racing has 36 cases at QCAT, some almost a year old.

"Justice delayed is justice denied - and it's our racing industry that is the worse off for it."

 
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