Fears for exports
AUSTRALIA’S ponies, horses and donkeys are next on the Australian Government’s live export hit list, facing a perilous journey before being slaughtered overseas for their skin and meat.
That’s the grave concern expressed by the RSPCA, which is calling for a permanent prohibition on the export of ponies, donkeys and horses for slaughter.
The call comes after it was revealed during last month’s Senate Estimates hearings, that the federal Department of Agriculture was preparing regulatory changes to facilitate live export of equines such as ponies, horses and donkeys. — Michael Beatty RSPCA Queensland