End live animal export
- Millions of our sheep and cattle suffer unnecessarily during live export because of the unbearable conditions on board.
- The extreme stress, illness and injury the animals endure can go on for journeys of up to 35 days.
- Thousands of animals die in transit. Many of those that survive the journey are handled roughly at their destination, killed while fully conscious and too many suffer outright brutality.
- Moving from live export to the chilled and frozen meat trade will protect millions of animals from needless suffering.
- Independent research shows that this more humane alternative will protect Australian farmers, the economy and create new jobs.
- This alternative is achievable and consistent with the responsibilities of government.
Help end this cruel trade
Find out who your MP is and write to them.
We’re calling on the government to grow the more humane chilled and frozen meat industry in place of live export. Transitioning our cattle industry to an exclusively chilled meat trade would ensure that animals are slaughtered and processed in Australia under our regulations and protected from arduous sea voyages and inhumane slaughter overseas.
World Animal Protection commissioned independent research to analyse the costs and benefits of processing animals domestically instead of exporting them live. On the basis of this research, it’s clear farmers and local industry could benefit financially in the long term and the increase in domestic processing would help create jobs.
Transitioning to a chilled meat trade is achievable and working to make this happen is consistent with the responsibilities of government. You can read the research here.