News

Support for ending live meat exports

CALLING FOR BAN: Protestors outside Page MP Janelle Saffin’s office, supporting her call for a ban to live meat exports.
CALLING FOR BAN: Protestors outside Page MP Janelle Saffin’s office, supporting her call for a ban to live meat exports.

A DEDICATED group of protestors came together outside Page MP Janelle Saffin's Molesworth Street office last Friday, in support of her call for an end to the live meat export trade.

Organiser Cherie Imlah, of Bonalbo, said the live export trade can't be justified in view of the horrific cruelty to exported animals that continues to occur

"The Federal Agriculture Minister Jo Ludwig's statement that his department's regulations are working is patently misleading," Ms Imlah said.

"He has shown callous disregard for the continued suffering of animals exported from Australia.

"Some of these cruelties have been exposed by Animals Australia and others - not by the Australian government, which tracks the anmimals' movements without monitoring their conditions.

"The Minister and his government should be condemned for the failure to effectively address animal suffering, and the trade should be banned."

Ms Imlah said Australia should reopen abattoirs that had been closed in the Northern Territory, and concentrate on exporting chilled beef.

"It would be better for our economy, providing more jobs here," she said.

"New Zealand banned live exports, and now they're living off the sheep's back. Now they send chilled beef to Indonesia."

Ms Imlah called lengthy transportation of animals "systematic cruelty".

"The pellets they are fed on are so lacking in nutrition that 47% of deaths during transportation are from starvation," she said.

Bringing an end to live meat exports has been on Ms Saffin's agenda for quite a while.

In March 2011, she introduced a Private Members bill calling for an end to the trade to Parliament and repeated the call last week, after seeing footage of sheep exported to Pakistan in which some animals were bludgeoned to death and others were buried alive.


Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Graceful Russian ballerinas will perform Swan Lake

ON STAGE: The Russian National Ballet Theatre brings their production of Swan Lake, the full length classical performance.

The Russian National Ballet Theatre is coming soon

Baird dogged by fears greyhound ban will cost Nationals seat

Mike Baird may hold off on implementing the greyhound racing ban until 2020 as he tries to woo voters back into the National fold before the Orange by-election.

Could Orange by-election force Baird to delay greyhound racing ban?

Are government staffers talking Wentworth Park sale?

Greyhounds race at the Wentworth Park ahead of the industry's July 2017 shutdown.

No answer on whether government staff discussed Wentworth Parl sale

Local Partners

It's time to get your shorts on the big screen

ENTRIES for Flickerfest 2017 and Byron All Shorts are now open

These local movies will shine at 10th Byron Film Festival

LOCAL STORIES: One of the films featured this year is The Bentley Effect, a documentary about the Bentley Blockade.

THIS year marks a milestone for the Byron Bay Film Festival

Graceful Russian ballerinas will perform Swan Lake

ON STAGE: The Russian National Ballet Theatre brings their production of Swan Lake, the full length classical performance.

The Russian National Ballet Theatre is coming soon

Baird dogged by fears greyhound ban will cost Nationals seat

Mike Baird may hold off on implementing the greyhound racing ban until 2020 as he tries to woo voters back into the National fold before the Orange by-election.

Could Orange by-election force Baird to delay greyhound racing ban?

Are government staffers talking Wentworth Park sale?

Greyhounds race at the Wentworth Park ahead of the industry's July 2017 shutdown.

No answer on whether government staff discussed Wentworth Parl sale

Justice delayed is justice denied in NSW courts

Court backlogs trigger push for break and enter law change

Communication breakdown in NSW fishing reforms

State-wide commercial fishing industry reforms have left fishers confused about their futures.

Non-English speaking fishers confused at industry-wide reforms

Greyhounds get free flights but need 19,000 homes

Homes will be needed for about 19,000 greyhounds, according to estimates in a leaked draft interim report.

Free transport to adopted greyhounds as industry shuts down

Classic car auction draws buyers from US, Dubai

"He wants everyone to enjoy the cars, the collection got too big'

Josh Brolin and Kathryn Boyd tie the knot

Josh Bolin marries in front of close friends and family

Marilyn Manson wants a 'nice' girl

Marilyn Manson wants a girl who understands both of his identities

Angelina turns to Depp for consolation after divorce

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie with their six children

Angelina Jolie is reportedly being consoled by Johnny Depp

Conner's food distraction leads to elimination

Australian Survivor contestant Conner Bethune.

HUNGER gets to castaway as Australian Survivor's tribes merge.

Bonus point gets Dan and Carleen over the line on The Block

Dan and Carleen in their winning living and dining rooms in a scene from The Block.

BABY boomers win living and dining week as show hits halfway mark.

Olivia Wilde having a girl

Olivia Wilde revealed she is expecting a baby girl.

UPDATE: Former rodeo champ's sale rained out, now back on

Larkhill local Ken Consiglio is having an auction of most of the things on his property.

'People kept showing up and we had to turn them away'

Couple build their own 'tiny house' for $45k

Holly Bowen and Oli Bucher built their "tiny house" themselves, only hiring a plumber and an electrician. Photo/supplied

The house, which is built on a trailer and can be towed.

Sunshine Beach property breaks real estate record

The property overlooks Sunshine Beach, as the backyard lawn meets the sand.

Sunshine Beach mansion sale smashes real estate record

SOLD: Historic hotel finds new owner

Post Office Hotel Grafton

Photo Adam Hourigan / The Daily Examiner

Pub in new hands and heading in a brand new direction

Peppers Airlie Beach put on the market

ON THE MARKET: Peppers Airlie Beach is being for recievership sale by CBRE Hotels and PRD Nationwide Airlie Beach.

Peppers Airlie Beach is being offered for sale.

3500 jobs on the way with new $950 million resort

Residential, tourist, community, and open space on Hummock Hill Island.

PROPERTY developers plan to begin construction next year.