Ban Live Export
Every year, millions of sheep, cattle and goats are sent on gruelling voyages overseas, only to be slaughtered once they get there. They are sent to destinations where there are no laws to protect them from the cruelty of having their throats cut while fully conscious.
In recent years, Australians have been shocked by the images of the live export trade. In 2011, there was a huge public outcry when the realities of the live export trade to Indonesia were exposed on the ABC’s Four Corners program. This forced the Australian government to, for the first time, regulate the live export trade, introducing the Exporter Supply Chain Assurance System – a system designed to prevent cruelty and to trace all animals exported.
However, despite these new regulations, the cruelty continues. And animals will still suffer the pain and distress of un-stunned slaughter.