World Animal Protection find it distressing to see the cruelty sheep have suffered in the Middle East on our screens again as ABC’s 7.30 aired an exposé on Live Export following the Festival of Sacrifice, once more highlighting the inherent cruelty of this industry.
World Animal Protection is fearful for the welfare of cattle destined for China. As a new live export agreement with China nears, we are concerned for the animals' welfare on the long journey and at their destinations in China.
We should not be too surprised that Indonesia has made a decision to cut imports of Australian cattle allowing only 50,000 head of cattle to be imported this September quarter, down from 250,000 in the June quarter.
The largest ever shipment of cattle to Thailand left our shores on March 1. It’s the second shipment to Thailand after the Australian government secured a health protocol agreement with the country late last year.