First step towards banning live sheep exports
The Federal Government has announced the establishment of an independent, expert panel to oversee the phase out of live sheep exports in Australia.
The panel will be chaired by senior public servant Philip Glyde and include former Labor minister, Warren Snowdon, Western Australian agriculture expert Susan Middleton and former RSPCA boss Heather Neil.
Suzanne Milthorpe, Head of Campaigns, World Animal Protection said:
“We commend the Government for recognising that the live sheep export trade is no longer acceptable in today's society, and for taking the first step to bring an end to this cruel and inhumane practice.
“We urge the Government to honour its commitment to move to quickly phase out live sheep exports, and to support the development of alternative markets that prioritise animal welfare and sustainability.
“We look forward to working with the independent panel to ensure that the phase out of these cargo ships of cruelty goes ahead.”
For more than a decade, supporters like you and animal welfare organisations including World Animal Protection have worked tirelessly to raise awareness about the immense suffering of millions of sheep and cattle in the live export trade.
There is a groundswell of community support for a phase out of live sheep exports. Forever.