Help Stop Live Exports
Get Involved! Become a Volunteer
Do you have around 2 hours per month to help out? If so, come and join our active team of like-minded volunteers.
Some of the activities you can get involved in are:
- Manning a stall
- Leafleting and petitioning
- Letter box drops
- Helping out at events
- Meeting with your MP
For more information:
Donate Now - Make a Monthly Pledge
Pledge now - just $5 it will really help us!
As we have extremely low overheads, you can be assured that donations go directly to our campaigns.
Become a Member - join Stop Live Exports
Our members are very important to us, as membership levels provide an indication to Government about the level of support on the live export issue and animal protection. Your fee also helps us to keep campaigning on this issue.
Download/Sign a Petition
Visit or Contact your State & Federal MP
Visiting or Contacting your State & Federal MP is one of the most powerful things you can do!
- Write a letter, outlining your concerns regarding the trade. An individually written letter is very powerful (for that reason we don’t provide you with a letter here). You can download our Letter Writing Tips document here
Visit your MP
Read the following real life volunteer story:
From a volunteer who had a meeting with their MP:
“I was a bit nervous about the meeting but I needn't have been as she was very friendly and welcoming (they are just people, after all). I made sure I mentioned the economic aspects as well as the animal welfare issues and she seemed very receptive and interested. By the end of the meeting she assured me she would watch the video that I left with her and that she would write to Joe Ludwig, the Minister for Agriculture. She was quite surprised by the percentage of people who are against live export and also by the numbers on the petitions”
If you live in WA, contact your State MP. You can find a listing of MP contact details here.
You can find a listing of Federal MP contact details here
Write a letter to the editor
Monitor the newspapers for live export stories and respond with a letter to the editor. The Letter to the Editor section is one of the most read parts of a newspaper.
To write to your local paper, check your paper for details.
Animal Welfare Unit – Get Active
The Animal Welfare Unit in WA desperately needs funding so additional inspectors can be appointed. There is only one inspector (there were previously 6 inspectors) to cover the entire State of WA.
This Unit needs more resources to be able to monitor saleyards, markets and live exports. Currently, monitoring and reporting of breaches to laws at the loading of live export vessels is being done by not for profit groups and concerned individuals.
Write to Premier Barnett and ask him to provide more funding for the Animal Welfare Unit immediately.
The Hon. Colin Barnett
Department of the Premier and Cabinet
197 St George's Terrace
PERTH WA 6000
You may get a response saying that there are 200 inspectors appointed under the Animal Welfare Act in WA. Please note:
- The Animal Welfare Unit no longer conducts routine inspections because of a lack of inspectors (due to lack of funding by the WA Liberal Government)
- Whilst Rangers are authorised under the Act, they are not resourced or mandated to conduct inspections of live export feedlots or saleyards
- The Department of Agriculture Inspectors only play an education role only and don’t get involved in enforcement