Transporting sheep vast distances to be slaughtered in the Middle East is cruel.
There is no getting around it. The journeys are gruelling and sheep routinely die in terrible circumstances.
Footage aired on 60 Minutes Sunday 8th April shows this all too distressingly.
Brave Coalition MP Sussan Ley has tabled a private members bill to bring an end to live export cruelty to sheep. She is a rural MP and she says she knows all the arguments used to defend live exports because she used to use them too. Not anymore. She knows they don’t stack up. Sussan Ley wants to end sheep cruelty and be on the right side of history. The bill she has tabled will ban live sheep exports in the summer months from next year and phase out the industry over five years. This is more than fair because it gives farmers time to adjust and it is the best chance to bring about an ultimate end to live sheep exports. To get Sussan’s bill through we all need to write in our thousands to her MP and Senate colleagues and ask them to be on the right side of history too. You can send a letter here.
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