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Zed appalled the Greens don’t share his Parkwood outrage

By johnboy - 14 March 2012 43

Liberal Leader Zed Seselja has been silent on whether he supports animal cruelty, but he is letting people know that the Greens have not shown what he believes is sufficient outrage for the Parkwood Egg sabotage:

Both Shane Rattenbury and Caroline Le Couteur have refused to condemn or even comment on the apparent destruction of property at a Canberra egg farm. ACT Opposition Leader Zed Seselja today called on Meredith Hunter to show leadership and denounce this attack.

“Shane Rattenbury and Caroline Le Couteur have been given every opportunity to condemn this activity but have chosen not to, even going so far as to refuse to comment at all and suggest they hadn’t seen the details,” Mr Seselja said today.

“Just last year, Shane Rattenbury refused to condemn the illegal destruction of $300,000 worth of CSIRO genetically modified crops by Greenpeace.

“We absolutely condemn this destructive activity which has thrown the livelihoods of the farms’ workers into doubt overnight.

UPDATE 14/03/12 11:40: This comment in from a Greens’ Spokesperson:

Firstly, notice no quotes in Zed’s release. Caroline has actually condemned the incident quite clearly when asked -noting her particular concern about property damage and acid endangering hens. Shane refused to comment because he had been hot air ballooning from 5am and hadn’t seen the newspaper – he didn’t know the first thing about it so he declined to comment, but when asked hypothetically if he would support someone pouring battery acid on a facility he said clearly: “Of course not”.

This is desperation from a soon to be ex-leader who is in serious trouble himself and looking for deflection.

The Greens remain proud of multiple attempts to legislate the phasing out cage egg production in the ACT, something that Mr Seselja has voted against.

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Zed appalled the Greens don’t share his Parkwood outrage
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Thumper 11:10 am
14 Mar 12
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Zed may be a nob with the credibility of a used car saleman, but he does have an extremely good point.

In fact, where is Katy in her like criticism?

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Jim Jones 11:26 am
14 Mar 12
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Zed Seselja has refused to condemn or even comment on the treatment of battery hens.

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JessP 12:01 pm
14 Mar 12
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So if a sensitive new age business had been vandalised with thousands of dollars damage, would the Chief Minister and Greens also have remained silent?

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Jim Jones 12:22 pm
14 Mar 12
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JessP said :

So if a sensitive new age business had been vandalised with thousands of dollars damage, would the Chief Minister and Greens also have remained silent?

Does this sensitive new age business routinely engage in animal cruelty as part of its standard operating procedure?

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Chop71 12:33 pm
14 Mar 12
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Jim Jones said :

JessP said :

So if a sensitive new age business had been vandalised with thousands of dollars damage, would the Chief Minister and Greens also have remained silent?

Does this sensitive new age business routinely engage in animal cruelty as part of its standard operating procedure?

Oh come on Jim Jones … that does not condone criminal behaviour

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Mysteryman 12:41 pm
14 Mar 12
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Chop71 said :

Jim Jones said :

JessP said :

So if a sensitive new age business had been vandalised with thousands of dollars damage, would the Chief Minister and Greens also have remained silent?

Does this sensitive new age business routinely engage in animal cruelty as part of its standard operating procedure?

Oh come on Jim Jones … that does not condone criminal behaviour

Agreed.

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Thumper 12:43 pm
14 Mar 12
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Jim Jones said :

Zed Seselja has refused to condemn or even comment on the treatment of battery hens.

Of course, Katy and the Greens are actually in a position to stop battery hen farming.

Just a thought.

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EvanJames 12:56 pm
14 Mar 12
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I don’t really need to hear a lot of po-faced politicians reading out cliche-riddled statements condemning things. Zed wants more of it? What a waste of time.

I want to hear what they really think. I like the Greens’ statement, it sounded like what someone really thought.

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chewy14 1:02 pm
14 Mar 12
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Jim Jones said :

JessP said :

So if a sensitive new age business had been vandalised with thousands of dollars damage, would the Chief Minister and Greens also have remained silent?

Does this sensitive new age business routinely engage in animal cruelty as part of its standard operating procedure?

I thought animal cruelty was illegal? Surely you should go to the authorities if you have evidence that they’re engaging in such practices.

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EvanJames 1:25 pm
14 Mar 12
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chewy14 said :

Jim Jones said :

JessP said :

So if a sensitive new age business had been vandalised with thousands of dollars damage, would the Chief Minister and Greens also have remained silent?

Does this sensitive new age business routinely engage in animal cruelty as part of its standard operating procedure?

I thought animal cruelty was illegal? Surely you should go to the authorities if you have evidence that they’re engaging in such practices.

You think that intensive farming, of chickens, pigs, feedlot cattle, dairy cows, doesn’t involve significant cruelty? Farming is at present exempt from a lot of the cruelty provisions. If you had a pet chicken and kept it in a cage with no solid floor where it could not turn around, in a dark shed, and clipped its beak off, you’d liable for cruelty prosecution.

Call yourself an egg farm, and it’s legal.

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Jim Jones 1:31 pm
14 Mar 12
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Mysteryman said :

Chop71 said :

Jim Jones said :

JessP said :

So if a sensitive new age business had been vandalised with thousands of dollars damage, would the Chief Minister and Greens also have remained silent?

Does this sensitive new age business routinely engage in animal cruelty as part of its standard operating procedure?

Oh come on Jim Jones … that does not condone criminal behaviour

Agreed.

That’s not condoning – it’s contexualising.

And, let’s be frank here – if a ‘sensitive new age business’ had been vandalised, do you honestly think any political leaders would be approached for comment?

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chewy14 2:08 pm
14 Mar 12
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EvanJames said :

chewy14 said :

Jim Jones said :

JessP said :

So if a sensitive new age business had been vandalised with thousands of dollars damage, would the Chief Minister and Greens also have remained silent?

Does this sensitive new age business routinely engage in animal cruelty as part of its standard operating procedure?

I thought animal cruelty was illegal? Surely you should go to the authorities if you have evidence that they’re engaging in such practices.

You think that intensive farming, of chickens, pigs, feedlot cattle, dairy cows, doesn’t involve significant cruelty? Farming is at present exempt from a lot of the cruelty provisions. If you had a pet chicken and kept it in a cage with no solid floor where it could not turn around, in a dark shed, and clipped its beak off, you’d liable for cruelty prosecution.

Call yourself an egg farm, and it’s legal.

OK so if it’s not illegal, then it’s not defined as animal cruelty then is it?

And I think I’d prefer to stick with the legal definition rather than what animal activists think if that’s OK with you.

Breaking the law in our society because you personally don’t like something is never excusable.

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shadow boxer 2:13 pm
14 Mar 12
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Thumper said :

Jim Jones said :

Zed Seselja has refused to condemn or even comment on the treatment of battery hens.

Of course, Katy and the Greens are actually in a position to stop battery hen farming.

Just a thought.

And a good one it is………if there is anything wrong, and anyone is to blame it is the coalition government of the day.

I think they are too busy finding ways to make me subsidise other peoples green agenda.

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Jim Jones 2:32 pm
14 Mar 12
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chewy14 said :

Breaking the law in our society because you personally don’t like something is never excusable.

We may not agree on the definition of what is an excusable example of breaking the law, but there are countless historical examples that give the lie to your statement.

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Jim Jones 2:34 pm
14 Mar 12
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And yes, the local government should definitely ban cage eggs in the ACT (anyone know why this hasn’t happened yet?).

Interesting to note that this ‘insane terrorist’ action will probably hasten this occurring by raising it as a public issue in the media.

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