Mildura Weekly : Friday April 15 Vol 10 No 23
NEWS 19 FRIDAY, APRIL 15, 2016 MILDURAWEEKLY.COM.AU Horse neglect will not be tolerated, warns State’s chief vet • From Page 16 “If agisting, ensure you have a written contract in place that sets out responsibilities of the owner and the person who will be re- sponsible for their care.” Dr Milne said that dry conditions are no excuse for the mistreatment of animals. “Animal owners must accept that in times of drought, horses and other livestock may have to be sold, have extra feed provided or alternative arrangements made,” he said. “Owners also need to be aware that horses may succumb to the cold, wet, windy weather expected over the next few months, especially if they are in poor condition, carrying worm burdens or aged. “Those with a responsibility for the care of any animal must continue to ensure they are looked after properly and act immediately if their animal’s welfare is compromised. “The department is working co-operative- ly with the RSPCA to help get the message out to horse owners to make the best decisions as early as possible.” The State Government provides an annual grant of $1million to support animal cruelty investigation functions held by the RSPCA, and will provide $5million over four years to the RSPCA to strengthen its inspectorate ca- pacity to deal with illegal and non-compliant domestic animal breeding establishments. More information about caring for horses is available online at www.agriculture.vic.gov. au/horses. Reports of animal welfare concerns can be made to the Department of Economic De- velopment, Jobs, Transport and Resources on 136 186, or via the RSPCA on 9224 2222, or through its website. New honour roll placed in time for ANZAC Day THE installation of a new honour roll in Henderson Park yesterday effectively fills in two glaring holes in Mildura’s war veteran his- tory. The new roll was in- stalled yesterday and in- cludes the names of all those local men and women who served in the Boer War from 1899 to 1902, and those who have served since the Viet- nam War – 1976 to 2013. Manager of Mildura RSL, Kim Archibald, said the honour roll is a significant aspect of Sunraysia’s war vet- eran history. “This is a very big achieve- ment – one that has not hap- pened to another rural city,” Mr Archibald said this week. The project has been three years in the making and has had a steering com- mittee established to admin- istrate the project and con- duct the extensive research to determine what names will be included in the roll. Mr Archibald said con- firming the names of local servicemen and women who resided in areas including Mildura, Irymple, Koorlong, Red Cliffs and Merbein who were eligible for the new roll was a lengthy process. “It’s always difficult with a project like this to qualify the names,” he said. “We know that there will be names that will be missed, but we’ve allowed for additions to be made.” The new addition to Mildura’s honour roll now means more than 4000 lo- cal men and women will be honoured for their service. • PLEASED: Members of the Mildura RSL steering committee Kim Archibald, Ken Mustey and Ken Wright at the installation of the new honour roll at Henderson Park yesterday, ABOVE. The new honour roll will list 16 names of local servicemen and women who served in the Boer War from 1899 to 1902, and 118 names of those who served Australia from 1976 to 2013. The new honour roll, LEFT, was craned into position this week after three years of preparation, and will be formally mentioned at Mildura’s ANZAC Day commemorations later this month. It was delicate work setting the three-sided honour roll structure in Henderson Park, requiring precise measurements and last-minute adjustments to ensure it was positioned correctly, RIGHT. 5024 7371 2160 Fifteenth Street, Irymple Open Monday to Friday 7:30am - 5pm Saturday 7:30am - 12:30pm email@example.com Coopex Residual Insecticide 25g Demand Insecticide 500ml Mortein NaturGard Insect Control System Amgrow Patrol Fix Ant 375g Imperator Insecticide Smoke Generator 31g It iid $35 $24 $30 $10 $12 With winter fast approaching STOP unfriendly intruders in their tracks Protect yourself from Insects and Spiders this winter with these DIY Insecticides safe to use around your home.
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