MOUNT LOFTY RANGES WORLD HERITAGE BID BUSINESS SURVEY:
We are undertaking a survey of agricultural, food/beverage and tourism businesses within the Mount Lofty Ranges World Heritage Bid region to better understand current business drivers and future business outlook. This research is being conducted by EconSearch, an independent economic research company, on behalf of the Mount Lofty Ranges World Heritage Bid and is funded by PIRSA. Links and information about this survey and the Mount Lofty Ranges World Heritage Bid can be found at http://www.econsearch.com.au/ . We would be very grateful if you could forward this invitation on to businesses within your membership operating in the Bid region. Businesses can participate in the survey by completing a questionnaire online using the link below. It can be completed in about 15 minutes. They may receive the invitation from more than one source, and we apologise in advance for any cross-mailings!
SA Sports Institute range of funding available Info here
NRM Adelaide & Mount Lofty Ranges workshops, courses, farm walks info here
AMP grants for individuals to make a difference closes 16 May info here
HORSE SA statement on the SA Government proposal to approve horse meat for sale in SA.
SA Health currently has an update to the Food Regulations 2002 out for consultation. A major change proposed is to add horses and donkeys to the list of wild game meat which may be available for sale in South Australia in the future.
For decades in SA all the meat for human consumption from slaughtered horses has been exported. Slaughter houses which process horses are located at Peterborough, South Australia and in Queensland. The Australian Government collects a levy on each horse, allowing testing for unwanted residues.
Horse SA has an interest in maintaining the sustainability of the sport and recreation sector, through working with people and organisations on welfare related to the live horse.
The Horse SA Management Committee has considered this matter at the Management Committee meeting of 8 February 2017 and noted the following:
Horse SA is interested in:
- Providing information about options for the unique identification of horses (and donkeys), linked to documentation which identifies the person legally responsible for the animal.
- Promoting whole-of-life planning for horses, as retirement may exceed 10 or more years after the last day of sport, recreation or activity
And, acknowledges there is a range of attitudes, beliefs, and language about the slaughter of horses and the (potential) choice to consume horse meat.
The Animal Welfare League have been providing a dignified Private Cremation and animal disposal service in South Australia for more than 30 years. In 2017 they will introduce equine and large animal cremation to their list of services. Building of a new state of the art facility will commence at their Edinburgh North site in December. If you would like to know more; contact the AWL Business Services Manager on 83481339