Live Animal Exports

Death not the best measure of cruelty according to Animal Welfare Unit

The percentage of animals who die on live export ships is not the best measure of animal welfare, since it doesn’t indicate suffering and can drastically under-represent onboard mortality rates when compared with on-farm mortality rates.

The comments were made by Dr Jeni Hood, Scientific and General Inspector of the State’s Animal Welfare Unit. Dr Hood was speaking at Wednesday’s public hearing before the Environment and Public Affairs Committee into the live export trade.  

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Federal Investigation Finds Cattle Suffered Slow, Cruel Deaths

live animal exports shipAn investigation by the Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service (AQIS) has found that the 300 cattle who died on a February voyage from Fremantle to Egypt suffered slow, cruel deaths.

South Metro MLC Lynn MacLaren said the evidence revealed by the AQIS investigation into the first shipment since the trade with Egypt was re-opened, adds to the case against live exports.

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Live animal exports - hurting more than just the animals

The City of Fremantle, Stop Live Exports and the World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) are holding a special event to hear from a panel of speakers, including Lynn, on the subject of live animal exports and the trade's negative effect on the Australian economy and jobs.

WHEN:  Tuesday 12th October at 6pm

WHERE:  Fremantle Town Hall, 8 William Street Fremantle

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Live Exports- Abattoir Closures

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Australian Standards for the export of livestock- Enforcement

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Sheep-Live Export and Domestic Processing- ACIL Tasman Report

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Sheep- Live Export and Domestic Processing- ACIL Tasman Report

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Live Sheep and Cattle Exports

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Hon Lynn MacLaren; Hon Robyn McSweeney

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Animal Welfare Unit - Complaints Received

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[COUNCIL - Thursday, 1 July 2010]
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Hon Lynn MacLaren; Hon Peter Collier
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Cattle deaths on shipment to Egypt

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