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

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
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