Sheep farmer calls for the end of live exports

The industry needs to be shut down before it “further besmirches Australia”, according to sheep farmer

LAST UPDATED: 27 September 2018

Sheep farmer Jim Gall says Australia's live export industry needs to be “phased out for good” (The Weekly Times, 26/9/18).

New Zealand ended the export of live sheep for slaughter in 2003 – and Mr Gall claims social expectations, economic impacts, and political motivations here in Australia are all key drivers in the necessity to follow New Zealand's footsteps.

In this day and age it is becoming increasingly difficult to prioritise economic performance over social licence — especially with animals.Jim Gall, sheep farmer

The vast majority of Australians as well as both Labor and The Greens want to see an end to live sheep exports – and Mr Gall says the industry is "tarnishing our reputation” for the sake of an economically insignificant trade that is responsible for only 0.37% of Australia’s agricultural value.

Independent polling has revealed that Aussies in all areas — rural and city alike — are incredibly concerned about live sheep export cruelty and want it to end.

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