Lazy Susan Close kills support for better animal welfare and euthanasia conditions
Wednesday 22 February 2023
Lazy Susan Close has unexpectedly broken one of Labor’s major election policies, killing her support for a boost to living standards for animals in shelters that would have guaranteed animals would have been euthanised “without suffering” and as “a last resort”.
The Statutes Amendment (Animal Welfare Reforms) Bill 2022 is expected to pass the Upper House today, but Lazy Susan Close’s backflip suggests that the Malinauskas Labor Government will likely kill the legislation in the Lower House.
The shock move comes after Susan Close supported the reforms while she was Shadow Minister for the Environment.
Susan Close has come under fire for backflipping on her promise that no state heritage building would be knocked down on Labor’s watch.
She has also drawn the ire of Riverland communities who were frustrated with Lazy Susan Close’s lack of interaction during the flood crisis and her surprising misjudgement
to take a lengthy overseas holiday during the waterflow peak.
Leader of the Opposition, David Speirs, said the Malinauskas Labor Government cannot be trusted.
“Lazy Susan Close can’t be trusted to stay true to her word and South Australians have been lied to again,” Mr Speirs said.
“It’s hard to know why Susan Close has broken this election promise – is it because she doesn’t care for the welfare of animals? Or is it that she’s too lazy, as her lack of action suggests, to follow through on a promise to South Australians?
“Regardless of the answer, animals in shelters will have their lives cut short – and possibly in horrendous conditions – because Lazy Susan Close went back on her word.
“This is just another example of why the Malinauskas Labor Government cannot be trusted.”