Ben Dorries' piece might serve his masters at RNSW well but does lack a bit of balance.
By all means put a statement in from V'Landys Barrister but balance it with a statement from the ABC Barrister......which was.....P V'Landys aggravated damages claims were served 3 weeks after the agreed date "Woefully late"and were" inaccurate".
Ben needs to do a bit of work on his "reforms to ensure retired racehorses are treated properly" as well.
The mares, fillies and colts from Hardwicke Stud NSW at Meramist awaiting slaughter were not "retired stock"....they were unwanted stock.
As a former CEO of the NSW Harness industry, for P V'Landys to say he was "greatly injured" by the footage is too silly for words.
If the only buyer of magnificent Starspangledbanner stallion, National Flag, is a dogger, what chance does a boofheaded Standardbred have?
Anyway for the horse lovers among us I suppose we can take some comfort that the walls of the kill box at Meramist have been raised.
At least the racehorse, the herd animal that it is, does not have to watch his buddies from the thoroughbred industry being bolted.
One tiny reform which was a long, long time coming and all down to one report on the ABC.
I hope RNSW compliance team are paying close attention to the world of on-line auctions......seems to be a lot of unwanted stock out there.