Cafe Chat Discussion
24th Jun 2011 09:10pm
Last Post 22nd Oct 2012
Discussion: Banning the live animal export trade
Its been all over the news lately & ads are playing on TV regarding the brutal treatment of our livestock overseas. Not only do they have to suffer the long journey by ship, they then have to suffer the cruelty of being inhumanely handled, tied with wire, stuffed into car boots & then watch trembling in terror as they wait their turn to have their throats cut & all this in the name of religious practices ie;Halal, Kosher etc. Thankgod for the RSPCA & Animals Australia exposing the brutal operations in the abbatoirs of asia & the middle east and it is blatantly obvious that we cannot guarantee the welfare of livestock once they leave our shores. Lets put an end to this inhumane trade & put an end to the cruelty forever. I believe a total ban on live exports is warranted & if you want to support this go to www.rspca.org.au or www.hsi.org.au/?catID=943 and voice your opposition by signing a petition against the live trade. What do others think?
25th Jun 2011 03:02pm
flossbloss says: Totally agree. Why can't animals be humanely slaughtered here,thus providing employment & a market for cattle etc, that farmers are producing,and the meat be frozen for export. Why do we have to constantly please those 'religious" people who seem to have so little regard for human life never mind totally innocent animals?
25th Jun 2011 05:57pm
flossbloss says: Totally agree. Why can't animals be humanely slaughtered here,thus providing employment & a market for cattle etc, that farmers are producing,and the meat be frozen for export. Why do we have to...
carolinekate says: Thanks Flossbloss for your support. The chilled/frozen meat export market is worth over 4 millon a year & is said to be increasing yearly; so the slaughtering can be done here successfully & still be accepted by our asian & middle eastern markets. Ban the Live Export Trade!!
25th Jun 2011 06:25pm
carolinekate says: Thanks Flossbloss for your support. The chilled/frozen meat export market is worth over 4 millon a year & is said to be increasing yearly; so the slaughtering can be done here successfully & still...
carolinekate says: A quick correction here - I meant to write 400 million, not 4 mill.
15th Sep 2011 08:34pm
Viv says: I couldn't agree more. The majority of the public are undoubtedly with us on this one too but neither political party has the guts to stand up to the farm lobby who put profit above ethics and compassion. I have helped Animals Australia to gather signatures for a petition to end this inherently cruel trade and since the 4 Corners program we have had people continually queueing up to sign for the whole time the stall is open. Why oh why do politicians lose their ethics and compassion once they are elected? All the economic arguments used against stopping this trade are the same as those used when machines first replaced workers at the start of the industrial revolution and again when Australia ended whaling about 35 years ago. But in each case those who were displaced eventually found work in other (often related) fields and life went on. So it would be this time. If only there were enough politicians with the guts to put the animals' interests before those of their party.
22nd Dec 2011 10:15am
Matt69696 says: i agree this is just crazy
22nd Oct 2012 04:55pm
gaby says: I totally agree. Why not have all animals humanely killed here in Australia and shipped in freezer containers to these countries. I think the animals go through enough suffering here in Australia without heaping on more disgusting treatment elsewhere, on top of a long voyage at sea - which in itself is an arduous and lengthy imprisonment. We need to show more responsibility towards helpless animals in this world.
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