The RSPCA is looking forward to the findings of an investigation into the deaths of 16 horses in transit from Tasmania to New South Wales in January.
RSPCA chief executive Dr Andrew Byrne said he understood it was a complex investigation across three jurisdictions.
“It would not be an easy investigation to co-ordinate and pull together,” Dr Byrne said.
“We are all looking forward to it being finalised.”
The horses were found dead in Melbourne after being transported on the Spirit of Tasmania in late January after a polo tournament in northern Tasmania.
No clear cause has been found for the deaths.
A Department of Primary Industry, Parks, Water and Environment spokesman says the investigation into the deaths of the horses is still ongoing.
“The Department has provided information to the RSPCA and the equine industry and at this stage no ongoing concerns have been identified in relation to the ongoing movement of horses or other livestock across Bass Strait,” the DPIPWE spokesman said.
“The Department will continue to keep the industry informed of relevant information.
“More detailed information will be provided when it is possible to do so without compromising the investigation.”