EMS Rural Exports licence should be refused

Published: Comments:
Animals Wildlife or Pets Australian Government Business Health & Wellness Law & Safety Political Primary Industries

Social:   

Greens animal welfare spokesperson Senator Lee Rhiannon has called on the federal Minister for Agriculture to refuse permission for the export of up to 60,000 sheep by owners of Emanuel Exports that has had one of its export licenses suspended over investigations into systemic animal cruelty.

"Media reports that an owner of Emanuel Exports is applying to use the license of its sister company EMS Rural Exports to ship up to 60,000 sheep straight into the most dangerous of the northern hemisphere summer months are alarming," Senator Rhiannon said.

"This is the same operator responsible for the horrific suffering and deaths of thousands of sheep that we all recoiled from earlier this year.

"This is also the same operator that is being investigated by the WA and the Turnbull governments and has been suspended by the federal government from exporting live sheep due to systemic and historic cruelty.

"It is unconscionable that the same operators have not had suspension of their license applied to their sister ships which have also been responsible for animal cruelty. The gall of the same family to demand an alternative license for their sister company deserves condemnation.

"The Greens call for the Agriculture Minister to refuse the application by Emanuel Exports Director to ship these sheep into the baking northern hemisphere summer where temperatures reach nearly 50 degrees.  It is inevitable that many of the animals will suffer the same terrible deaths as was revealed on the Awassi Express.

"The government should be showing leadership and facilitating the movement of these sheep to the local abattoirs that have said they can take those sheep.  An orderly transition away from this cruel and dying industry must happen now," Senator Rhiannon said.

 
The Australian Greens :
23/85 Northbourne Avenue Turner ACT., Australia Wide
The Australian Greens
Showing 10+ recent articles for this business
ABC must stand strong against attacks from Coalition Government & Murdoch 24 September 2018 | A well-funded, independent public broadcaster is essential for a healthy democracy, the Australian Greens say. More information...
Angus Taylor is the Grim Reaper for renewable energy 19 September 2018 | The government’s admission that it has no renewable energy policy is a direct threat to our way of life, said Greens climate change and energy spokesperson, Adam Bandt MP. More information...
Labor tries to walk both sides of the street on TPP 17 September 2018 | The Labor Party is fooling the community, and themselves, when they say they can scale back the nasties in the TPP in Government. More information...
Australia must act on Japan’s plan to slaughter whales this summer 15 September 2018 | The Australian Greens are calling on urgent action from the Morrison Government to stop Japan’s intention to slaughter whales in the Southern Ocean under the fig leaf of scientific research. More information...
Nationals have failed farmers and the river 14 September 2018 | The Nationals must be stripped of the water portfolio. Barnaby Joyce and Michael McCormack cannot be trusted to manage the Murray Darling Basin Plan and are selling cruel pipedreams to drought-stricken farmers. More information...
Climate research shows Australians back Greens plan to phase out coal 12 September 2018 | Greens climate change and energy spokesperson Adam Bandt MP today said that the Climate of the Nation research conducted by The Australia Institute reaffirms that most Australians want strong action on climate... More information...
Labor sells out Australia on TPP 11 September 2018 | Labor has thrown Australia under the bus for delivering the Government the numbers it needs to pass TPP enabling legislation, the Greens say. More information...
Greens welcome Virgin’s plastics ban 10 September 2018 | The less plastic waste we have finding its way into our waterways and environment, the better. This move by Virgin Australia should be congratulated,” Greens environment spokesperson Senator Sarah Hanson-Young... More information...
We need a new way off the endangered list 07 September 2018 | The Australian Greens are calling on an ecosystem-wide approach to tackling Australia's threatened species crisis, this Threatened Species Day. More information...
Australia’s Pacific climate cop out a new low: Bandt 03 September 2018 | The Prime Minister’s latest round of climate denial is a new low and is rightly being questioned by Pacific Island leaders, Greens climate and energy spokesperson Adam Bandt said. More information...



Social:   
comments powered by Disqus

All articles submitted by third parties or written by My Sunshine Coast come under our Disclaimer / Terms of Service