22 December 2021

Since March 2020, we’ve all heard numerous ways in which WA’s border closures have impacted individuals, from family separation through to supply chain interruptions.

Whether you agree with the tough stance taken by Premier Mark McGowan or not, a Kimberley vet based in Kununurra says WA’s border policy has had a negative impact on animals, including local cattle in the top end.

Dr Peter Letchford explained to the ABC how WA’s border restrictions are affecting animal welfare.

With vets in short supply and cross-border travel requiring 14 days' quarantine, animals in need of veterinary care risk being left untreated.