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Australia to Resume Live Animal Exports to Iran

May 29, 2014 by Leave a Comment


The News

Australia is set to resume the export of sheep and cattle to Iran after a 30-year ban. Hundreds of thousands of animals are already exported by boat to the Middle East each year, but the industry experienced a financial set back when exports to Indonesia were temporarily banned in 2011 after Australian TV aired graphic footage “showing brutal treatment of cattle in Indonesian abattoirs.” Regarding the resumption of exports to Iran, Australian lawmaker Andrew Wilkie said, “That is just appalling news. The fact is that the live-animal export trade is systemically cruel.” In 2011, thousands of people around the country marched against live animal exports.

News & Opinion

According to the animal rights group Animals Australia, “Most animals who are exported live for slaughter have their throats cut while fully conscious. Millions have died at sea. Some 30 investigations have revealed that in destination countries, many animals endure routine abuse and brutal slaughter in places where laws do not protect them from cruelty.” For more information and to find out how you can help, please visit Ban Live Export.



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  1. Huong Pham says:

    Human is not the only ones who are living on this planet, we have no rights to do every things opposite with the laws in societies. How do we draw a line to say NO RAPES, NO MURDERS, NO STEALING, NO TORTURED, NO ABUSES ONLY FOR HUMAN. BUT WE DO ALL OF THESE HORRIBLE BEHAVIOURS TO ANIMALS : WE RAPES COWS TO IMPREGNANT THEM UNTIL THEY WERE EXHAUSED , WE SLAUGHTER THEM WITHOUT APPRECIATE WHAT THEY HAVE GIVE OUR SOCIETEIS SO MUCH BENEFIT, FROM MILK TO EGGS, WE KILL THEM WITHOUT MERCY WHEN THEY ARE NO LONGER TO BE USSABLE, WHETHER THIS WAS DONE BY INDIVIDUAL ABUSERS OR BY THE SYSTEMS OF SOCIETIES ARE BOTH EVILS, AND WE ACCEPT THIS AS THE WAYS OF LIFE , THE RULE OF LAWS, THE IMMORAL VALUES THAT WE IMPOSE ON THE WEAK, THE POOR, THE INNOCENTS, THE VOICELESS LIVING BEINGS ON EARTH. if I must give up my life to kill myself in front of Mr. OBAMA as long as he would promise to make CHANGES FOR SHUTING DOWN ALL FACTORIES FARMS AND DAIRY FARMS I WILL DO SO WITHOUT REGRET, I AM SO SAD TO LIVE IN THIS BRUTAL WORLD, OPERATED BY HUMAN EVIL SOCIETIES TOWARDS ANIMALS. EVERYTHING IS ABOUT TO CARE AND TO PROTECT ONLY HUMAN SPICES, DISREGARD FOR ALL OTHER SPECIES ON EARTH, THIS IS FAR MORE RACISMS. FORM OF AGREESIONS. SPECHISM IS THE SAME TYPE OF RACISMS. WE TREAT ANIMAL DIFFERENTL BECAUSE THEY ARE DIFFERENT FROM US, REMEMBERS THEY ARE LIVING BEINGS AND ALL OF US SEEK FOR LIFE , WITH BASIC NEEDS TO BE FREE FROM PAINS, AND TORTURED TO BE ABLE TO LIVE AND ENJOY NATURE AND LOVE FROM THEIR SPICES AND OTHERS. THIS IS ALL OF LIVING BEINGS NON-HUMAN AND HUMAN HAVE THE SAME IN COMMON. IF ANIAMLS ARE NOT DESERVED TO HAVE ALL COMFORT AND LUXERIES LIFE, THEN AT LEAST SOCIETIES MUST GIVE THEM A MINIMUM LEVELS OF BASIC NEEDS, THAT IS ALL THEY NEEDS. THE EARTH HAVE ENOUGH FOOD FOR EVERY ONES’ NEEDS, BUT NOT ENOUGH FOR HUMAN GREEDS.

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