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Sheep truck Fremantle
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Roped steer Mauritius 2013
Sheep to slaughter Jordan 2014
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Addressed to PM Malcolm Turnbull, Barnaby Joyce and Julie Bishop.
Prevent the export of live cattle to China; delay the opening up of new live markets until the current ones are meeting animal welfare standards that would be acceptable in Australia and ongoinganimal welfare breaches are addressed and prevented.
This government and the regulatory requirements they have implemented for the live animal trade (Exporter Supply Chain Assurance System (ESCAS)), fail to ensure good animal welfare outcomes in markets that take only a several thousand head of cattle per year (e.g. Mauritius) - how does it expect to ensure good animal welfare outcomes to a country taking 1 million head? Even if it was plausible, "good animal welfare outcomes" to this government, include animals having their throats cut whilst fully conscious. If animals are to be exported live from Australia, they MUST at least face handling and slaughter practices at or better than Australian standards that those animals would be handled and slaughtered under here.
Voyages to China last on average 19 days, with many lasting over three weeks, and one voyage from Fremantle/Portland to Lianyungang in July 2011 lasting 37 days.
Whilst the average mortality rate for cattle on these voyages is 0.15%, one 17 day voyage from Portland to Tianjin in Mar 2014 had a mortality rate of 2.04% or 49 of the 2400 cattle on board having to be euthanased due to injuries from bad weather. These figures are for breeding cattle, invariably worth more in dollar value than slaughter cattle, so it is safe to assume that care taken would likely be less for those animals with a lower monetary value.
China has an horrific record when it comes to animal welfare, most notably for dogs; if animals considered "companion" animals are treated by so many, so horrifically, how does that bode for "food" animals.
We demand that the Australian government stops exporting live animals to countries that have no animal welfare laws, standards or codes of practice and where we realistically have no control over how those animals are handled or slaughtered. Continuing to export animals to countries that have no animal welfare laws sends a very strong message that we don't take animal welfare seriously and that we condone the abuse we regularly see animals subjected to in importing countries.
Stop Live Exports
Stop Live Exports is committed to ending the export of live animals for slaughter.
Live Exports, Cruel and Unnecessary
Australia currently exports approximately three million live animals (cattle, sheep, goats, deer, buffalo and camels) for slaughter every year; eighty percent of those will have their throats cut whilst fully conscious and many will be subjected to handling and treatment that would be illegal here.
We believe there is a way forward that will not only not disadvantage Australian jobs or farmers, but will actually create more jobs, be beneficial for the economy and most importantly, reduce animal suffering and cruelty.
You can help make a difference by joining Stop Live Exports as a member, make a donation or purchase from our online store. All proceeds go directly towards our continued efforts to stop the cruelty of Australian live animal exports.
We will keep fighting for the animals!
SUNDAY 9 OCTOBER 2016
WORLD ANIMAL DAY
It's Stop Live Exports' SIXTH annual Human Chain, and it's on
WORLD ANIMAL DAY!
Live animal export is STILL cruel, the abuse is STILL happening and we STILL oppose it!
Please do whatever you need to do, to make this Sunday morning free and clear to attend this and BRING FIVE FRIENDS!
WHEN: Sunday 9 October, 10.45 until midday
WHERE: Stirling Traffic Bridge, corner of Stirling Hwy and Canning Hwy
WHAT: Wear BLACK and print off your sign and pin it to you or laminate it/attach it to cardboard and wear it round your neck. Warning - if it's windy, it will fly up and smack you in the face so great idea to pin it no matter how you wear it!
WHY: Because this bridge has seen around 50 million animals cross it on the way to export from Fremantle port since the year 2000; we have vowed to form a Human Chain across this bridge every year until live animal exports are stopped, as a constant reminder to the government, industry and media, of how diverse those who oppose the trade are.
HOW: There is plenty of off-street parking in side streets off Canning Hwy both east and west of the bridge, and paid parking along Riverside Rd below the bridge. The 106 bus stops right where we're meeting going out of and into Fremantle from Perth.
This is a PEACEFUL, silent protest. Download your "I AM A _____ STILL OPPOSED TO LIVE EXPORTS" sign HERE.
Dress in BLACK and join us on the Stirling Traffic Bridge (Stirling Hwy between Canning Hwy, East Fremantle and Tydeman Rd, North Fremantle) a bridge that has seen tens of million of animals cross it on their way to a fate worse than death.
WHO attends these things??? Watch a video of one of our previous Human Chain events and why we do what we do:
PLEASE donate to our
to raise $3,000 for pre-advertising and for aerial banner on the day!
TYDEMAN RD PUBLIC OUTREACH (ongoing)
Date and Time: First Saturday of every month at 10.00 AM for one hour
Event Details: To keep the issue of live animal exports squarely in the minds and hearts of the general public, we hold a public outeach event every month, at which we display signs and banners, hand out information flyers and stickers and collect donations if offered.
Location: Intersection of Tydeman Rd and Queen Victoria St, ,North Fremantle (meet at Post Office).
Parking: Limited parking at Post Office, more parking at Railway Hotel on Tydeman Rd)
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Watch the Stop Live Exports Video:
What kind of people oppose live animal exports? All kinds as it turns out - people of all ages, from all walks of life and all lifestyles; and these compassionate Australians turned out at our last Human Chain across Stirling Traffic Bridge in Fremantle to demonstrate their opposition to the ongoing cruel and unnecessary live animal trade.
Were you there? If not, will you be at our next one, and will you join Stop Live Exports to ensure our voice continues to be heard?