It was the death of 2,400 Australian sheep onboard a ship headed to the Middle East last year that sparked outrage amongst everyday Aussies. It’s not just sheep though, it’s camels, cows and pigs that end up on ships headed overseas, very much alive. It’s a topic that everyone has an opinion on, some feel that the export of live animals is a lucrative investment for Australia while others feel it’s just too inhumane to even consider. Recently, live export has been in our faces most days with ads and commercials depicting the harrowing final moments of sheep quite literally cooking to death on ships. However, it’s actually been going on for a long time although live export to Iran from Australia was boycotted for 40 years, trade with Indonesia and other countries has been taking place. Here are some facts: 1. In 2011 an estimated 18,000 cows and sheep died on route to their final destination. 2. Australia’s live export trade is worth more than a billion dollars a year. What are your thoughts LiveTribers, is it worth it?
Posted by on 13 Sep 2018