PUBLISHED ON: 29 July 2016
Meet Gibor. This was the fight of his life. After surviving weeks of hell on a live export ship, he did something that made our hearts ache. He refused to step onto the truck that would take him closer to his death.
For resisting, he was brutally stabbed with a pocket knife. He was beaten. His tail was twisted and crushed. But through confusion and terror, he stood his ground.
Like every animal — like every one of us — Gibor simply wanted to be safe from harm. Instead, the live export industry saw fit to rob him of everything that was safe and familiar, force him onto a ship with thousands of others — many emerged distressed, diseased, and caked in faeces. All this so that he can spend his final moments in an Australian 'government-approved' slaughterhouse where he'll be forcefully restrained and tipped upside-down before having his throat cut open while he's fully conscious.
We are better than this.
Vision courtesy of Israel Against Live Shipments.
While we continue the fight to end all live exports, Animals Australia has lodged a complaint with Department of Agriculture relating to the treatment of these animals and the poor condition they were in when they arrived from Australia. The Department of Agriculture has launched an investigation.
To speak up for Gibor and all the victims of this cruel trade, help end live export and add your name to one of Australia's biggest-ever petitions.