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Some Official Responses to Paul ‘Charlie’ Fearnley The Fearnley Dispute, HERE

Dear Paul,

Thank you for contacting Animals Australia again today.

I want you to know that you are not alone in caring for the welfare and lives of your animals. As you can see from the correspondence you have received already, there are many people and organisations, including the RSPCA, who have been actively trying to help or point you in the right direction to ensure the cattle are taken care of promptly.

As Clarissa explained to you on the phone, Animals Australia does not act as an inspectorate so we do not have the authority to inspect the animals on this property. However you have been doing the right thing so far by bringing this information to the attention of Biosecurity Queensland, the RSPCA, your legal adviser and local police.

As RSPCA Australia advised you today, please bring this new vet report, and any new photographic or video evidence, to the attention of the RSPCA in Queensland (a different body to the RSPCA Australia).

Phone: 07 3426 9999 or email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

It is important that you do this as quickly as possible, and request they send an officer to check on the cattle. You are entitled to call them later on to see what the outcome of the inspection was.

Again, we are so sorry to hear of the animals’ suffering and the distress you are going through, Paul. We sincerely hope there is a positive outcome for your animals, however you must ensure this evidence is delivered promptly to the organisations who have the authority to act: the RSPCA in Queensland and Biosecurity Queensland.

Kind regards,

Joanna Randall
Supporter Liaison

Thank you for your emails,

I have forwarded them to RSPCA Queensland for their response or you can contact them on 07 3426 9999 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Thank you for your interest in animal welfare and for your support. It is greatly appreciated in our efforts to help all creatures, great and small.

RSPCA Australia

Hello Paul,

We are unable to contact your private lawyer. If you have a political issue that you require assistance with, please advise the details of this.


“We’re Fair Dinkum”

Hello Paul

You`ll need to give us more details on the help you`re asking for.


“We’re Fair Dinkum”

HI Paul,

I have forwarded all your email to RSPCA QLD as this is a QLD case you can contact them on 07 3426 9999 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Kind regards
RSPCA Asutralia

Hi Paul,

Did you call the AACT? I’m so sorry, IFAW do not have the facilities available to help, we do not have any extra resources or work with livestock in this country.

As a last resort, if you can get no action from any other organization and the situation continues to worsen, call the police information line and ask them what the best form of action you can take to save these animals from this farmer.

I’m so sorry we’re unable to help Paul and I sincerely hope an organization that has the facilities and more information for you can help soon,


Dear Paul,

Thank you for recontacting the Customer Service Centre with your many photos, sent in support of your animal welfare complaint.

Your enquiry has been referred to the animal welfare team in Biosecurity Queensland.

If you wish to follow up on this enquiry please quote reference number: 1080715

Customer Service Centre
GPO Box 46
Brisbane Qld 4001

Ph: 13 25 23 (Qld) or 07 3404 6999
Fx: 07 3404 6900
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Thank you for contacting the Office of the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry.

We confirm receipt of your email and please be assured your correspondence will be dealt with as soon as possible.

Should a formal response be required, it will be sent out to you in due course.

Thank you for taking the time to contact our office.


Office of Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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