Every year hundreds of millions of animals from around the world are exported live for slaughter. They not only suffer on lengthy sea journeys but dozens of investigations have revealed the brutal fate that can await them in destination countries.
When Animals Australia's first Indonesian live export investigation was aired on national television, a massive public outcry forced the Australian government to regulate the live trade for the very first time. New rules made exporting from Australia harder, more expensive, and fewer animals today endure this journey.
But whether they are from Australia, South America or Europe, while any animal continues to be exposed to all the known risks of live export — and with most still enduring fully conscious slaughter in importing countries — Animals Australia's investigations into this trade will continue.