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 each year. Many of those that survive the journey are handled roughly at their destination, killed while fully conscious and many suffer outright brutality.
Despite many years of public opposition and calls for change, Australia remains a significant player in the cruel live export industry.
You have the power to change this. Email the Australian agriculture minister, Senator Murray Watt today. Call on Senator Watt to urgently introduce legislation phasing out this cruel trade. Together, we can help end the suffering of millions of animals.
The solution – ban live animal exports
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 should be accompanied by further investment in more sustainable and humane plant-based options. By investing in this emerging industry, Australia could help to grow and improve this sector, creating jobs on the way.
This alternative is achievable and consistent with the responsibilities of government.