Live export is an unnecessary, exceptionally cruel and dying industry. It’s time to end it.
Protecting animals from the terror of live export
In 2018, Australian viewers witnessed horrifying scenes of a voyage from hell where thousands of sheep perished on an overcrowded ship destined for the Middle East. What is most horrific is that this is not unusual—mass mortalities are the norm. Animals continue to be crammed onto ships for long journeys in an environment where it is difficult for them to lie down or access feed and water.
HSI wants an end to cruel live animal exports. It is an unnecessary, unsustainable and dying industry with dwindling support from all sides of Australian politics and even less support from the Australian public.
The reality is that the industry cannot be profitable without treating animals with further cruelty and maintaining high stocking densities and exports into the summer.
HSI will continue to call on the Australian Government to end the industry sooner rather than later, and we are confident the industry’s days are numbered.
Australia and the UK have released the principles that have been agreed for the Free Trade Agreement between the two countries. In what will be a first for Australia, the agreement will include a chapter on…