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Australia & China Inching Closer to Horrific Live Export Deal

November 24, 2014 by Leave a Comment


The News

For the past several years, Australia and China have been working on an agreement which, when signed, could lead to Australia shipping up to one million live cattle to China each year. The deal is being finalized at a time when local and international opposition to live exports has reached a fever pitch due to the extreme animal abuse exposed in undercover investigations.

TV journalist Jane Velez-Mitchell speaks to Tanya Hardy, a veteran activist in Australia, about the deal with China and the cruelty of live exports.

According to 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.”  Following is one of many examples of extreme suffering experienced by animals exported from Australia.

Australia’s live export controversy has not received much media attention in the U.S., but the impending $1 billion deal with China is so substantial that the New York Times wrote a story about it. At the end of the lengthy article, the Times mentions – and virtually dismisses – the humane issues, leading readers to believe that they have been adequately addressed:

“The leader of the exporters’ group, said that all animals exported from Australia were closely tracked and that there were strict regulations about their welfare before export, during shipping and even after they landed in a foreign country. The regulations were tightened after export bans were imposed after accusations of cruelty in some Indonesian slaughterhouses.”

Cattle being loaded onto ship

Cattle being loaded onto ship

Your Turn

Send a message to the Australian embassy in your country.

please visit Ban Live Export for more information about Australia’s grisly live export trade and to find other ways you can help.



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  1. Huong Pham says:

    THIS IS THE TIMES TO FIX THE WHOLE SOCIEITES ACROSS GLOBAL FOR ANIMAL HOLOCAUSTS THEY IMPOSE ON EARTH FROM OUR ANCESTORS CARRYING ON DOWN TO OUR GENERATIONS. STOPP TURNING YOUR BLIND EYES ON ANIMAL SUFFERINGS, AUSTRALIAN POLITICIANS, SHAME ON YOU, FOR DOING THIS HORRIFIC BEHAVIOURS TO YOUR BEAUTIFUL ANIMALS, PROTECT THEM, CARE FOR THEM AS WELL AS YOUR OWN CITIZENS, STOPP BEINGS CRUEL TO ANIAMLS SHIPP THEM OVERSEA FOR OTHER BABARIC COUNTRIES TORTURE YOUR OWN CHILDREN, YOUR OWN CITIZENS. BAN LIFE EXPORTS, DOING OTHER BUSINESS, GO VEGAN THE WHOLE COUNTRIES, FOR OTHERS TO FOLLOW HUMANITY, STOPP POLUTING AND DESTROY THIS BEAUTIFUL PLANET INTO A FIELD OF HOLOCAUSTS FULL WITH TORTURES VIOLENCES BLOODSHED EVERYWHERE.

  2. 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.
    Ban life export immediately, Australia politicians, are you turn your deaf ears on humanity, shame on you, a country bloody on making your immoral money market on the sufferings of sentient beings. BAN LIFE EXPORTS, THIS IS DISGUSTING LAWS, STOP YOUR EVILS LAWS AND ACTIONS TO SHIP YOUR ANIMALS TO CRUEL SOCIETIES SUCH AS CHINA, ASIA, MIDDLE EAST. GO VEVAN STOP SLAUGHTERING THESE INNOCENT LIFES.

  3. l butler says:

    Greed Greed Greed, Think of the animals

  4. Sonia Fluke says:

    Thank you to all who are supporting the Australian people in our determination to see an end to this brutal trade. Those involved in live export would have it that only a small handful of radicals oppose them – help us to show them that is not true. We are a caring country, but we are absolutely deserving of your contempt for continuing a trade that produces such horror for the animals our graziers profess to care about. Dollars is the only language that these people speak, so please – send a strong message by writing to the Australian embassy in your country and demanding an end to the trade, and also notifying them of your boycott to Australia. Our tourism will not withstand that for long. On behalf of all caring Australians, thank you from the bottom of my heart.

  5. Patrick James says:

    Oh my God. I thought Australia was an advanced, civilized country. They won’t be getting on my travel itinerary now, and I won’t spend a cent on any product from Australia until this horrible cruelty stops. Support the Australian activists in this fight

  6. Paul Crisby says:

    What the heck is happening down under? This is barbaric. I cannot believe what I just saw. Australia is rotten to the core for continuing it. Shame on you Aussie

  7. Alex says:

    Thank you so much to Jane, Donny and Tanya, everything they say about this horrible cruelty is absolutely true. I think many, many thousands more Australian animals are brutally tortured than the 500 mentioned in Kuwait, they are the tip of an iceberg of shocking torture, far more than we have seen and know about. Please, America, and every other country. Boycott Australia and Australian products until the few farmers and the Ausralian government stop deeply, deeply shaming the hundreds of thousands of decent Australians.

  8. Curly Joe says:

    WOW! Stop this abuse!
    This is just terrible.
    Will support you in shutting it down

  9. Anita Venturi says:

    No Comment

  10. Anita Venturi says:

    I am upset!Cruelty! Crime !Illegal!
    I protect all animals and I don’t eat meat.
    Animals are beaten,cut,and killed for food!
    I am thinking live export needs to end.

  11. Joyce says:

    This is a national disgrace!! Cruelty to an animal is illegal, taking it offshore does not make it acceptable, that is just geography.

    We now have a new breed of farmers that will do anything for money, have friends in cabinet, and wealthy enough to pay off politicians at elections, yet we subsidise them heavily with our taxes..

    I am ashamed to be an Australian, live export needs to END.

  12. Natasha Brenner says:

    This is beyond disgusting, beyond uncivilized. It is a nightmare!

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