Animals abandoned to routine, cruel slaughter

Animals Australia's first investigation in Turkey revealed once again the cruel treatment to which exporters are prepared to send animals. Hundreds of thousands of Australian sheep and cattle had been supplied to Turkey where cruel handling and slaughter methods were routine.

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PUBLISHED ON: 18 August 2011

On August 18 2011, Federal Parliament was presented with a historic opportunity to end Australia's cruellest trade. Damning evidence and a tide of public outrage emboldened many Labor MPs to speak out against the trade in the months following. But without a conscience vote to permit these politicians to vote against party policy, their voices were all silenced.

Despite this result, our efforts are clearly having an impact. Recognising that a ban on live exports has the support of the public, Andrew Wilkie and The Australian Greens announced that they would reintroduce legislation on live export.

After 30 years, live export is now an issue of significance that politicians can no longer ignore. With the continued exposure of this brutal industry, and the efforts of everyday Australians calling on their representatives for change, it is not a question of if live export will end, but when.

On the same day, Animals Australia publicly released evidence gathered during a recent investigation in Turkey. The footage documents routine practices in facilities that receive Australian animals — cattle and sheep are hoisted by their hind legs before having their throats cut whilst fully conscious. This further illustrates the widespread cruelty to animals that the Federal Government is accepting by voting down the Bills to end live export.

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Ending live export

For as long as this cruel trade in living beings exists — we remain as committed as ever to sparing animals from falling victim to it. Will you join us?

Please spare 1 minute now to lend your voice to the animals — and help create a world free from the horror of live export.

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