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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.


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