PUBLISHED ON: 15 April 2014
ABC's 7.30 uncovered evidence suggesting that a major player in the live export industry falsified documents involved with the redirection of a shipload of Australian sheep to Pakistan, after they were rejected by Bahrain due to disease concerns.
In a case of possible criminal conduct, key export documents related to the shipment of Australian sheep were allegedly 'doctored' — allowing the sheep to be unloaded in Pakistan.
Scenes of shocking slaughter followed once the truth about the shipment was revealed in Pakistan's media, with authorities ordering a 'cull' of the animals. One by one, thousands of sheep were stabbed, clubbed and buried alive in muddy trenches in a feedlot — some still alive hours later:
Was the terrible cruelty inflicted upon these animals enabled by criminal activity in the live export industry?
Watch the full story about these explosive corruption allegations on the 7.30 website.
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