Questions are being raised about the relationship between the Victorian Farmers Federation and the State's meat industry regulator, PrimeSafe, in the wake of what happened at the Giles abattoir in West Gippsland.

The abattoir was closed in 2011, after the animal rights group Animals Australia, released a video of pigs being slaughtered, to the industry regulator PrimeSafe.

In April this year the Department of Environment and Primary Industries dropped the charges against the abattoir because it said there was not enough evidence.

President of the Victorian Farmers Federation Peter Tuohey has called for a thorough investigation into the animal activists role in the abattoir's closure.

But West Victorian farmer Trevor Domaschenz says the VFF has missed the target and it's the State Government's PrimeSafe and the DPI that should be investigated.

 

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