Secret live sheep exports continue - Minister’s promise to “protect animals’ worthless?

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

This is an archived copy of an article. It is online for informational purposes only.
Social:   

The Greens have called on Agriculture Minister David Littleproud to withdraw approval for the MV Maysora to export sheep loaded late last night. This quick action is needed to ensure the livestock do not suffer and die under cruel on-board conditions.

"Minister Littleproud’s credibility is on the line following reports that live sheep exports have resumed just days after the shocking footage of sheep deaths and cruelty on board the Awassi Express was aired,” Greens animal welfare spokesperson Senator Lee Rhiannon said.

“The current Minister will end up looking like a replica of the previous minister Barnaby Joyce if he does not have the courage to say NO to the live export industry.

“It is unacceptable for the live sheep trade to continue now Australians have seen the levels of cruelty that resulted in what must have been excruciating on-board deaths for 2800 sheep.

“If the MV Maysora is allowed to sail the sheep will have little relief from the stifling heat that for much of the time will be in the mid-30s, conditions not dissimilar to what caused the mass deaths on the Awassi Express.

“Just a few days ago the Minister said how shocked he was by the Awassi deaths and promised to conduct a review of the trade. He also said that the Agriculture Department will enforce strict conditions on the exporter.

“But the Agriculture Department is part of the problem as they have failed to enforce existing conditions that are supposed to prevent cruelty.

“It is just not possible for these promises to have been honoured before the loading of sheep on the MV  Maysora commenced.

“Surely the Minister knows that MV Maysora is known as another animal export death ship as it also has a shocking record involving on board sheep deaths and poor animal welfare standards.

“Complaints have been registered about the use of electric prods, disease outbreaks and the ship owner authorities refusing to allow animal welfare authorities to inspect on-board conditions.

 
The Australian Greens :
23/85 Northbourne Avenue Turner ACT., Australia Wide
The Australian Greens
Showing 10+ recent articles for this business
Exporting rare Australian birds must be halted and investigated: Greens 12 December 2018 | The Australian Greens are calling for an immediate halt to the export of native animals, and an independent inquiry into how hundreds of endangered and rare Australian birds have been exported for sale. More information...
Australia sucks up to Trump at Katowice 11 December 2018 | “Australia is now actively cheerleading for Trump. Campaigning for fossil fuels at a climate summit shows a wilful disregard for human life,” said Mr Bandt. More information...
Sanjeev Gupta shows up Coalition Government on energy leadership 10 December 2018 | GFG's announcement to transform Whyalla into a renewable energy super power shows the Coalition Government's lack of leadership is letting Australians down. More information...
Senate calls on Government to admit Paris failings 05 December 2018 | The Senate has backed the Australian Greens' motion calling on the Government to make a clear statement about its inaction on climate change. More information...
Senate backs Greens call for serious action on biodiversity management 04 December 2018 | Australia must strengthen environmental laws, backed up by real investment, if it is to heed the recommendations of last week's UN Biodiversity Conference in Egypt. More information...
Government must heed Attenborough climate warning 04 December 2018 | Australian Greens climate and energy spokesperson, Adam Bandt MP, says the Morrison government must heed Sir David Attenborough’s warning that climate change is a threat to human civilisation. More information...
Greens back young people striking for climate action 30 November 2018 | Queensland is on fire, Sydney is under water and farmers are facing extreme drought. Young people are showing more leadership on climate change than the Morrison Government. More information...
Proud to see students acting on climate change 28 November 2018 | Students planning to participate in a national school strike this Friday calling for emergency action on climate change should ignore the Prime Minister's patronising speech on the matter, said Member for Ballina... More information...
Kids should defy PM’s school lecture 26 November 2018 | Students planning to participate in a national school strike this Friday calling for emergency action on climate change should ignore the Prime Minister’s hectoring Question Time speech, Greens Deputy Leader and... More information...
Liberal Government inaction on climate is dooming our natural environment 26 November 2018 | The Senate has backed a Greens' motion declaring climate change is the biggest threat to life on our planet, calling on the Liberal Government to implement serious climate and energy policy. 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