Alan Jones shares heartbreaking letter from farmer forced to slaughter pregnant cows just two months from giving birth after pleas for help were ignored
- Alan Jones has shared a devastating letter that he got from a farmer on Facebook
- The farmer said he couldn’t feed his cows so they were taken to slaughterhouse
- He slammed the Morrison government for their lack of assistance
Radio host Alan Jones has shared a heartbreaking letter sent to him from a struggling farmer.
The man, who is not named, was forced to send his pregnant cows to the slaughterhouse because he couldn’t afford to feed them.
The former Wallabies coach shared snippets of the note to his Facebook page on Monday.
‘[They] were the last of my future breeders going to die, with calves in their bellies just two months away from being born,’ the farmer wrote.
‘Unforgivable and heartbreaking.’
The man said the cows would have starved to death as he couldn’t source or afford food for them, and assistance from the Government hadn’t arrived.
Alan Jones (pictured) has shared a devastating letter that he got from a farmer on Facebook
The farmer said (pictured) he couldn’t feed his cows so they were taken to slaughterhouse
‘It still hasn’t. An epic failure of our Government,’ the farmer said.
‘Too late now and frankly I’m yet to see how we are helped on the ground.’
The farmer said the price of hay makes it an unaffordable option.
He also said water restrictions stopped farmers from producing their own food for the cows.
The man said the cows would have starved to death as he couldn’t source or afford food for them, and assistance from the Government hadn’t arrived (stock)
Water restrictions are different across the country with capital cities such as Hobart and Brisbane having none in place.
Some restrictions include being banned from watering your garden outside the hours of 10am and 4pm.
Earlier this year the Morrison Government announced changes to a financial assistance program designed to help farmers who are struggling.
In October it was announced that couples who are reaching the end of the four-year limit on Farm Household Allowance, will get $13,000.
Singles who are coming off the Farm Household Allowance will get $7,500.
Farmers will also be allowed to earn $100,000 a year outside of farming.
The bill will allow farmers to receive the FHA payment four years in every decade.