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Live exporter, Emanuel Exports, charged with animal cruelty over deadly Awassi shipment

Live export company Emanuel Exports has been charged with breaching animal welfare laws in a deadly shipment that was filmed by whistleblowersand led to a federal crackdown on the export of live sheep to the Middle East. More than 2,400 sheep died of heat stress on the Awassi Express voyage in Augus...

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Second Emanuel Exports live export licence cancelled

Australia's biggest exporter of live sheep has suffered another blow with the cancellation of a second licence to export, following the disastrous Awassi Express shipment to the Middle East. The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources has cancelled the licence of EMS Rural Exports Pty Ltd,...

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Rogue live exporter Emanuel Exports hit with permanent cancellation

The company at the centre of a horrific live exports scandal involving the deaths of thousands of sheep at sea has had its licence to export animals permanently cancelled. The Department of Agriculture announced the decision to cancel Emanuel Exports' licence late on Tuesday night saying it was for...

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Macau authorities take in 533 dogs after Asia's only greyhound race track shuts

Macau authorities have taken in more than 500 greyhounds abandoned following the closure of Asia's only legal dog-racing track. The former Portuguese territory has been the only place in China where dog racing is legal. However, betting on dog races at Macau's Canidrome — a tradition of more t...

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