Bass Strait cattle deaths investigation concludes

Bass Strait cattle deaths investigation concludes

RSPCA Tasmania advises that progress has been made in the investigation into the death of 59 cattle during a Bass Strait crossing aboard the MV Statesman in late January this year.

RSPCA Tasmania Inspectors have been assisting the Department of Primary Industries, Water and Environment (DPIPWE) with their investigation.

DPIPWE has concluded its investigation and is preparing a report to go to the Tasmanian Director of Public Prosecutions for consideration.

In the interim the MV Statesman continues to transport cattle across Bass Strait under strict animal welfare instructions from DPIPWE.