10 Jul '11, 12pm

#Thailand #news Australia demands animal welfare on Indonesia: Jakarta (the Jakarta Post/ANN) - In terms of anim...

Jakarta (the Jakarta Post/ANN) - In terms of animal welfare, Indonesia has standards that are "compatible" with international standards, Australian Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd says, noting that further improvements are still needed. "Both Australia and Indonesia welcome any arrangements the [cattle] industry (makes to improve) standards, including the use of appropriate technical devices ... These are important considerations, and are the subject of deliberations between the two industries in Australia and in Indonesia," Rudd said at the office of the coordinating economic minister in Jakarta on Friday. Indonesia's standards were now compatible with those set by the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE), he said on Friday. Critics, meanwhile, have said Australia did not meet OIE standards. New regulations issued by the Indonesian trade and agriculture ministers stipul...

Full article: http://sg.news.yahoo.com/australia-demands-animal-welfare...

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