Live Export: Inhumane or a Necessary Evil?


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

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    socker

    They must be getting the sheep for next to nothing to be able to afford to loose that many and still show a profit.

    Posted by socker on 23 Sep 2018

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    Susyq

    Yes, this should be stopped. Does any one know what Halal means and what happens to the animal. Some years ago in England a man bought a sheep and killed it in the street so that his children could see the right way to eat meat. It wasn't quick and it wasn't easy and since then I would never eat meat that has not been humanly sourced.

    Posted by Susyq on 20 Sep 2018

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    MARTY

    Only allow the export of any meat product from Australia once the animal has been slaughtered by a recognised abattoir.

    Posted by MARTY on 20 Sep 2018

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    Ema

    Disgusting, inhumane, learn to eat veges, fruit, legumes, nuts.

    Posted by Ema on 20 Sep 2018

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    Debbie

    Not necessary. It's greed. They can be slaughtered, then transported.

    Posted by Debbie on 19 Sep 2018

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    James

    No more Live stock to be exported

    Posted by James on 19 Sep 2018

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    Aurora

    Live export of any animals is simply inhumane. It is NOT a necessary evil, it is just NOT NECESSARY! If foreign countries want our meat, they can buy it already killed and chilled for export, as we always used to do. No animal should be forced onto a vessel to make a long voyage to a foreign country to be killed. They have to stand in cramped conditions, with no fresh air, no food access, no water, and the vessel is not stable, and crews could care less whether they lived or die. It should be stopped at once. We should value add by processing animals here in Australia prior to shipping.

    Posted by Aurora on 19 Sep 2018

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    carolina

    It's time to stop ALL LIVE ANIMAL EXPORTS. The whole trade is "unfixable" and in economic terms, useless! Our farmers do not need it... put more processing plants here (creating jobs) and ship the product frozen (it will be bought ..saying it won't is rubbish). New Zealand hasn't had an 'economic downturn" by banning this horrible industry - what makes people think we will? It's called adjusting and using updated technology. It's 2018, not 1866, for heavens sake!!

    Posted by carolina on 19 Sep 2018

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    Barrie

    RSPCA CENTRE OF THE UNIVERSE SURROUNDED BY REALITY.

    Posted by Barrie on 19 Sep 2018

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    Amy

    We r in need of the money

    Posted by Amy on 18 Sep 2018

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    Ross

    Yes it is a necessary evil....we (Australia) need the money

    Posted by Ross on 18 Sep 2018

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    boxer

    RSPCA has/had a petition on facebook for people to sign against the Sheep Live export which was being presented to the Government, haven't heard what has happened?? Live Cattle export in Nth. Qld is thriving and more and more cattle are leaving this country, what about the poor conditions they are in!!! Not only the sheep that are dying cruelly in these disgusting ships.

    Posted by boxer on 18 Sep 2018

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    leggo

    everything in moderation , the ships should be upgraded but you can't take away the livelihood of an Australian farmer. Of course it would be good if the could be slaughtered here in Australia and exported but then we interfering in another countries beliefs. If we don't supply someone else will and we just lose income, so we can supply and try and change the outcomes.

    Posted by leggo on 18 Sep 2018

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    Moongold

    It would not be at all hard for our farmers to learn to grow crops instead of feeding this evil and cruel slaughter! Milllions worldwide now are waking up to the reality that veganism and even vegetarianism are far superior diets for human beings, and provided all the nutrition they need. The way the farmers are going they're getting sucked into bankruptcy anyway - let them produce something good and harmless instead of adding to the slaughter of these poor, suffering, tortured animals.

    Posted by Moongold on 19 Sep 2018

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    Marivig

    Evil. It is hell for the poor animals, that have to suffer a long sea voyage to be killed in a country that has no control over the way the animals are treated and killed. It needs to end.

    Posted by Marivig on 17 Sep 2018

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    Ferkin

    Live animal export must be banned. The suffering it causes is inhumane and unnecessary.

    Posted by Ferkin on 17 Sep 2018

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    Nowis

    The shipping conditions must be upgraded to ensure animal suffering is avoided. If that can’t be done economically then we stop. I don’t agree we should be telling any other country or religion to do it our way. That is so condescending.

    Posted by Nowis on 17 Sep 2018

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    Thomas

    Fuckin oth it’s worth it.. what are you stupid?

    Posted by Thomas on 17 Sep 2018

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    LuLuGun

    It breaks my heart to know that ALL those innocent animals are suffering in those horrible conditions that we as humans couldn't even muster up in nightmares. Unfortunately it has been going on for years & years, where were the people advocating for the dying livestock before the media reports brought the mistreatment to the public's attention. Just because a whole lot of people jump up & down, it won't change the minds of the companies profiting from the animals. The only people the so called "Fat Cats" will acknowledge is other " Fat Cats". Unfortunately nobody really cares what people have to say if they are trying to stop their money coming in.

    Posted by LuLuGun on 17 Sep 2018

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    carolina

    Its disgusting - I cannot understand why this is still being "debated" in our Parliament or indeed, amongst the populace . This "trade" in misery should be gone, over, done. There is no need for this cruel, rotten industry. Just because some other inhumane country may take it up if Australia gives it up does not justify us continuing this barbaric practice. The world of "enlightened" populations have already vilified the practice (well, most have except OZ , but at least our New Zealand neighbours have seen the light and may give us some sort of idea..we can only live in hope in these almost hopeless political times). We are in nothing but shame on this issue.

    Posted by carolina on 17 Sep 2018

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    Moongold

    Amen to that, Carolina!

    Posted by Moongold on 19 Sep 2018

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    LuuLuu

    Disgusting practice needs to be stopped now, in humane and most cruel way for the animals before they get slaughtered

    Posted by LuuLuu on 17 Sep 2018

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    william

    its a bloody disgrace all animals should be processed here in australia

    Posted by william on 17 Sep 2018

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    Shane

    Bloody in Australia

    Posted by Shane on 17 Sep 2018

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    Lyndal

    Pure evil there is no need to put an animal of any description through the horror and torture than must endure. It is truly horrorific

    Posted by Lyndal on 16 Sep 2018

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    Moongold

    How anyone can say inflicting cruelty on harmless, defenceless animals, who feel pain and suffer just as we do, is merely a 'necessary evil' is beyond me. It's evil to the back teeth, and its only purpose is to make greedy producers MONEY. If everyone ate a vegan or vegetarian diet, not only would their health improve dramatically and continue to improve, but these animals would be saved this intense and unnecessary cruelty, at the hands, usually, of many times callous, inhumane and even sadistic human beings.. Meat-eating is also in fact harmful to the human body, linked to many cancers, bladder infections, and other conditions, and actually, even the Holy Bible tells us the original diet planned by God Himself was a vegan one! Meat was only allowed into our diets after the flood as all food-bearing plants were destroyed and it took a long while for them to grow again. However, it was never meant to become part of our permanent diets - believe it or not, that's what the Good Book says. And He who made all of us naturally knows what is best for our bodies and health. Highly recommend the YouTube videos by Prof. Walter Veith on health - he proves that animals now are sadly so full of disease it's not even safe to drink their milk, let alone eat their flesh - tumours that cannot be seen in their flesh transmit to ours, embed in it and then grow. Unsafe and unhealthy also due to the abundance of veterinary antibiotics and other drugs the animals are fed, plus the unhealthy rubbish they are given to eat as well. Check it out - you'll be astounded by the Truth!

    Posted by Moongold on 16 Sep 2018

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    magicalmarilyn

    Inhumane. Create jobs in Australia by exporting meat, not live animals.

    Posted by magicalmarilyn on 16 Sep 2018

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    WACCA

    Even if live export is banned from Australia some other country will very quickly replace us.Maybe less animals per square metre might work.

    Posted by WACCA on 15 Sep 2018

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    dhori

    It's disgusting and needs to end asap. K

    Posted by dhori on 15 Sep 2018

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    Moongold

    ABSOLUTELY!

    Posted by Moongold on 16 Sep 2018

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    Madeline

    A cruel form of export. Could be replaced by non live meat export. Should be banned

    Posted by Madeline on 15 Sep 2018

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    Aurora

    Definitely inhumane! If foreign countries want our meat animals, then they should be prepared to accept it already humanely killed and chilled for their consumption, or find another supplier who has no feeling for the suffering of animals crammed on a ship in unsanitary coditions. The people in this country who are baying about losing their trade should be made to accompany these animals and to care for them until they reach their destination, otherwise, they should be prepared to value add, and ship meat already prepared & chilled. That is the way in which our meat has been exported before this live export system came into play...and there is nothing wrong with the chilled meat export system. Inhumane treatment of animals for profit makes my blood boil!

    Posted by Aurora on 15 Sep 2018

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    Moongold

    No animal should be treated as these animals are being allowed to. It is a sickness born of greed for the meat producers, and 3rd world countries in particular seem to love making animals suffer. Cruelty is sadism. The animals were given to human beings for them to care for - not torture. It not only makes my blood boil, but my heart bleed. Which of these poor beasts has ever attacked or mutilated any human being? Harmless and defenceless, they also even form bonds with human beings the same as pets do. I had an uncle who would raise calves and cows, give them names, tend to them, and then send them to market to be butchered. I lost respect for him because of it and never felt close to him again.

    Posted by Moongold on 16 Sep 2018

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    Mustang6000

    It is just another example of profit before anything else. Yes, the export of live animals is a legitimate and viable trade, but we need to have stronger and more stringent controls, inspections and limits on the trade so the animals do not suffer as in the past. It is a vexing issue with no simple answer or even willingness to look possible changes to the current system. My one suggestion is that all animals being exported for slaughter be processed in Australia, as other have said this has the effect of creating jobs here and minimising the suffering of the animals.

    Posted by Mustang6000 on 15 Sep 2018

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    Dee

    This is totally WRONG... CRUEL!!! Meat should be processed here, creating many jobs!

    Posted by Dee on 15 Sep 2018

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    musicveg

    I sent emails to the two Liberal MP's that were responsible for not voting to pass the law to ban live export, but only got one reply who said they still support the end of live export. I think the Libs are hanging it out for the next election just so they can use it to their favour. They know most Australians are against live export so there is no other excuse. Personally I am against all cruelty to animals including using them as a food source, but the least that can be done is minimize their suffering. If you go to Animals Australia there is a lot of information for those who want to protect all animals and go vegan. Forksoverknives.com also has a lot of information especially the health aspects of going plant based. If you cannot give up meat just eat less and check your sources.

    Posted by musicveg on 15 Sep 2018

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    Tess

    Live trade is worth over a billion dollars a year, what price do you put on your sense of humanity & decency? Is it worth it? Hell No! As human beings we are caretakers of this planet & it's inhabitants. Shame on Australia for allowing this barbaric behaviour to continue. Labor is going to faze this out in 5 years if they get elected? Come on, if they were serious about the issue it wouldn't take 5 years. 18000 animals died in one year on these horror ships, at that rate almost 100000 more could be tortured to death before Labor acts.

    Posted by Tess on 15 Sep 2018

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    Moongold

    They go on 'holding meetings' but DOING NOTHING. If these Parliamentarians REALLY cared they wouldn't be able to stand seeing another poor defenceless animal suffer as these do. It is HORRIFIC - as if mankind is losing all decency and compassion. Evil!

    Posted by Moongold on 16 Sep 2018

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    vegandelight

    Good Topic. I've been to all the protest marches locally since the beginning & will go to many more. These days, it's not just about money, but all about HOW one earns it. Have a look at Contracts, Tenders & Project investments. People don't care whether or not you have the money, but are now refusing offers that cannot prove it's ethically earned. And just how much of this "profit" is balanced against all losses? None. The taxpayer pays for the expenses incurred, from rounding up animals via expensive choppers to slaughter expenses to shipping costs. And how much do the Australian people get? Is this "wealth" shared in any way? Damn the stupid govt subsidy system! The same farmers can grow plants... melt down your "rape racks" & turn them into plough shares.

    Posted by vegandelight on 14 Sep 2018

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    Super owl

    If it was you in the animals situation how would you feel???you no the answer!!! These people Shortly of that coin could go back to the animals health and well being too we are eating these animals

    Posted by Super owl on 14 Sep 2018

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    carolina

    Rotten to the core - should have been banned years ago and the continuing debate by our politicians is completely unnecessary. It's been a "no brainer" for years. Its better "economically" and "more humane' to be processed on-shore. New Zealand stopped this horrendous trade IMMEDIATELY IT BECAME KNOWN.......yet our useless mob spend months and years "finding ways to justify" a trade that is despised around the world...shame, yet again, on the "lucky country".!

    Posted by carolina on 14 Sep 2018

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    Karen

    Totally inhumane. Why is it not possible for these animals to be slaughtered in Halal manner here in OZ and then shipped across in coolstores. It is paramount to the holeculst. Totally barbaric and uncessary. I'm not religious but do unto others that ye would do unto yourself.

    Posted by Karen on 14 Sep 2018

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    Miriam

    It's just the opposite. processed meats will be advantagious. More jobs here in Australia and more of the almighty dollar for the value added. It makes no sense to continue this old age trade that is marred with huge losses anually due to the deaths of these animals. It will take a little willingness from the law makers to change this.

    Posted by Miriam on 14 Sep 2018

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    algemyone

    If we processed the meat here instead of sending animals overseas under horrific conditions, we would create jobs and make more money out of the value-added exports, as well as save the animals from unneccessary suffering. There are halal butchers here, you know, and more could be trained. The animals would still suffer, but a lot less and for a much shorter time.

    Posted by algemyone on 14 Sep 2018

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    SongSparra

    It will never stop, no matter what we say, do, scream or shout, the industry will continue to do what the industry sees as the biggest profit, humanity doesn't get a look in where the all mighty dollar is concerned. It's wrong, it's cruel, it's inevitable, it sucks!

    Posted by SongSparra on 14 Sep 2018

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    Moongold

    And it's totally EVIL. Anyone who can treat a defenceless, harmless animal the way they're being treated, is dead from the neck up as far as I'm concerned. The only way to get it ended is to keep DEMANDING it be ended - it may seem impossible, but enough groundswell and they will HAVE to come to the party. I highly recommend the vegan diet - my health has improved in leaps and bounds from the day I started - and the recipes are DELICIOUS. Once you leave off flesh-eating the natural taste also returns and vegetables and fruit, nuts etc all become far more tasty. It is THE superior diet in nutrition, health benefits, gets rid of all grease for cooking and heart-harming saturated fat.

    Posted by Moongold on 16 Sep 2018

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    pinkf

    It's humane like to see who dose that stay in there see how they like it

    Posted by pinkf on 14 Sep 2018

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    Colleen

    This is the most inhumane journey for these defenceless Sheep. I have been campaigning with RSPCA and Animals Australia to stop this. the Government this week has voted 72 to 70 to STOP this trade. Congratulation to all the Members who voted. These Animals are not only treated badly on the voyage but then face just as bad when they land. There are thrown on to the roof of cars and then transported to their death. Come On Australia we can do better.

    Posted by Colleen on 14 Sep 2018

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    ck

    For over 15years we have been hearing& seeing Live Export horror stories yet our governments continue to allow a trade that is endemic with cruelty & abuse and that is the only way it can be a profitable business. Their constant assurances the the trade is well monitered & humane is just lipservice as the cruelty continues year after year. We have no control over our livestock once they leave our shores and many go to countries with no animal welfare standards and are subjected to all kinds of unnecessary abuses. Live exports are only 5% of our meat trade so there is no reason why they need to continue when a transition to frozen & chilled meats can be made which will bring back much needed work & jobs to to Aussies. To treat companion animals in this way would bring about animal cruelty charges so why should livestock be any different when they are also feeling, sentient beings that experience pain, terror and fear. Its time we put animal welfare before profits and put an end to this abhorrent trade. I know who I will be voting for come next election as this government has failed abysmally and Labor has promised to transition out of live exports over the next 5 years. Globally there is a groundswell of support to end the trade as countries around the world are turning their backs on live animal exports. With India ending live exports, strong moves to phase them out in Israel & other countries including Brazil and Uruguay seeing explosions of resistance to the brutal trade, the global industry is on a "terminal trajectory." Its well overdue to end live exports and the sooner it happens the better.

    Posted by ck on 14 Sep 2018

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    Moongold

    Hear, hear!

    Posted by Moongold on 16 Sep 2018

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    Sherron

    Definitely inhuman. Meat could be prepared and packaged here before exporting.

    Posted by Sherron on 14 Sep 2018

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    donna

    I am absolutely appalled at the revolting, and selfish attitude of conduct that paves a crooked path in the mind of human beings to carry out such cruel and disrespectful handling of a living creature.. so long as the money is filling their wallets and their egos swell out of control they care none... I really wish sometimes that in reality that the guardians of the galaxy would come to earth and restore some moral code and empathy to treat everything and everyone with equal consideration.. All in the name of power and self elevated importance..

    Posted by donna on 14 Sep 2018

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    Ulysses

    Live export is inhumane. Full stop.

    Posted by Ulysses on 13 Sep 2018

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    Rosemary37

    Surely this Trade with the Middle Eastern countries could be done without treating these poor animals so cruelly. As someone else stated here, there surely must some way of building an Abattoir to kill to satisfy the Halal system. Too many animals are crowded into these vessels and it makes you concerned to think how many shipments have been sent this was over many years without the knowledge of the general public. If we did not have investigative Journalists we would never know about so many things.

    Posted by Rosemary37 on 13 Sep 2018

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    Moongold

    The terror and stress these animals go through when they know they are going to be slaughtered, is unbelievable. This stress also releases harmful chemicals into their flesh that are then transferred to the human body. Tumours that cannot be seen by the inspectors also transfer to our flesh and grow inside of us as well. On top of that, meat-eating has now been recognised as linked to especially bowel cancer and animals such as cattle and sheep today are suffering from many diseases that are transferable to humans. Transition to a vegan diet is the BEST remedy - the taste changes and loses its craving for meat over time and nutrition and health are optimised on a plant-based diet. As long as you know where to get Vitamin B (as this is hard to get in plants) you won't have any worries. Yeast flakes are obtainable in just about every health food store and many supermarkets now, and using these in cooking will provide the vitamin. I can only testify to how much human health improves when a flesh-easting diet is replaced by veganism - it is THE superior Earth diet! Try viewing the health videos of Prof. Walter Veith on YouTube - he proves scientifically that even their milk is causing serious health problems for human beings.

    Posted by Moongold on 16 Sep 2018

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    caperteewaratah

    Why do we have to satisfy halal? I don't care if the ones who do this get meat at all. Its about time the word integrity was brought into this conversation, as there is none involved in this cruel system of live export.

    Posted by caperteewaratah on 13 Sep 2018

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    juleeg14

    Reaading some of these comments makes my blood boil. So do we kill all of the cattle/sheep/ animals to stop the methane and then have no milk or cream, wool to keep warm etc. I am not in favour of live transport but the bloody greenie/vegans need to stop and think some of us like our meat and dairy. Next it will be we cant eat vegetables because the cry when we pick them

    Posted by juleeg14 on 13 Sep 2018

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    Kim

    Live exports of any animal is abhorrent and barbaric.

    Posted by Kim on 13 Sep 2018

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    Derek

    Utterly inhuman

    Posted by Derek on 13 Sep 2018

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    Aje

    Should get everything ready to make sure those live animals can get to o their destination safely

    Posted by Aje on 13 Sep 2018

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    Kim

    I think we should stop it . I work at a meat export why can’t it all be killed here frozen and shipped overseas rather then shipped live to the consumers ... more jobs for the struggling Australians

    Posted by Kim on 13 Sep 2018

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    caperteewaratah

    Agreed and it is possible to process the meat here and send it overseas, there is just no need of live export - it is so cruel and of no benefit to anyone. Selling the meat as meat would make jobs for Australians and then we can be sure there is no cruelty involved. Thinking that we can control what happens on the ships is nonsense and so is what happens once the poor creatures get to their desintation thats if they do. Does anyone think that the poor animals would be killed humanely? Look at what happens to humans in those countries. Barbaric practises go on in those countries to women let alone poor animals. How can any decent Australian farmer possibly send animals to these places.

    Posted by caperteewaratah on 13 Sep 2018

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    Garth

    Its a necessary for the economy if its done right

    Posted by Garth on 13 Sep 2018

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    Sugar Ray

    I agree we should stop the live export, and if we want to sell to Arab countries then set up a Halal abattoir in this country, freeze the product, and then export it on freezer ships. The only reason they say the locals want to have the meat fresh and not frozen, is they like to get their "jollies" by slitting throats, whether it be animal or human.

    Posted by Sugar Ray on 13 Sep 2018

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    Moongold

    And sadism is insanity - and evil.

    Posted by Moongold on 16 Sep 2018

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    caperteewaratah

    Exactly, we don't need to be any part of any system which kills animals in a cruel inhumane way. I don't care if they don't get our meat at all. I think anyone who is cruel to animals doesn't deserve any of their produce or profit from them at all, they are not suitable to have the care of any animal not ever.

    Posted by caperteewaratah on 13 Sep 2018

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    Zoe

    l am ashamed of being a member of the human race. l find it ironic that our word for being considerate and fair is humane. People treat animals appallingly. The live export trade is a fine example of what 'humane' acthrually means. lt sickens me that, in a world with so many options, we put everything and anything before the comfort and welfare of animals. Only when it suits us do we show any compassion for them at all. For example, many people say that they love animals, yet show no hesitation in eating them. lf we were half as civilised as we like to think we are, this topic would not have been an issue. The torture and cruelty that l deal with every day would not exist. As for the 'billion dollar question', would you kill your own child for a billion dollars? Which ever you decide will damn you either way. Think about it.

    Posted by Zoe on 13 Sep 2018

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    lonewolf322

    I think that live export should be stopped, we can slaughter them here and send them over frozen it would be a lot more humane for the animals, it is not just the live export but the slaughter at the other end that is also cruel.

    Posted by lonewolf322 on 13 Sep 2018

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    JadeSimpson

    It should be stopped forever. There is no neccesity for it

    Posted by JadeSimpson on 13 Sep 2018

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    Janice

    Its cruel I cant see why they can't have their own butchers here and use a freezer ship once set up it would save money too

    Posted by Janice on 13 Sep 2018

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    Susan

    The live export of any animal is inhumane. I’ve always opposed it but as I have got older my reasons have changed and I think it is important not to inflict cruelty on any living creature. And the bulk export of these animals is cruel beyond measure.

    Posted by Susan on 13 Sep 2018

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    Kathy

    Live Export has to end, and I will go further by stating consumption of animals has to end. It is not sustainable for our planet (methane emissions and land clearing) or our health (cancer anyone?), and the cruelty towards animals has to end (watch Earthlings or Dominion). There is nothing humane about slaughter. That's why Veganism is the fastest-growing social justice movement in the World right now. Anyone who has studied sustainability will agree. I've been Vegan for seven years now. Compassionate people go Vegan!

    Posted by Kathy on 13 Sep 2018

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    Moongold

    Absolutely, Kathy. Highly recommend the videos on health and what our meat industry is doing to our animals (and fowls) by Prof. Walter Veith on YouTube. I was astounded at the drugs, types of "food" they are giving these poor animals, veterinary antibiotics, and other just filthy rubbish they're being forced to consume. The fowls are squashed into cages, and left to just keep laying eggs under pressure (which emerge full of stress hormones and deprived of the healthy nutrients they need - and that's what we buy!) Prof. Veith shows from experiments he himself conducted (he is an internationally-reknowned veterinary scientist) the way these animals are also now ending up physically deformed, proving the harm the drugs they are fed and so on, are causing. THAT gets transferred to us!

    Posted by Moongold on 16 Sep 2018

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    Zoe

    Good girl. Have at 'em. l only wish there were more like you. Zoe

    Posted by Zoe on 13 Sep 2018

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    lynette

    I say no to live export as it is very cruel.

    Posted by lynette on 13 Sep 2018

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