Ex­port cru­elty

Hills Gazette - - LETTERS -

LIKE many peo­ple, I watched with hor­ror as the re­al­i­ties of live an­i­mal ex­port were ex­posed on Sixty Min­utes.

Live ex­port is clearly go­ing to be a defin­ing is­sue in the next Fed­eral elec­tion and for many it will have a sig­nif­i­cant im­pact on how we choose to vote.

I will be watch­ing with in­ter­est to see how Ken Wyatt will vote on the up­com­ing Live Ex­port Bill.

Hope­fully, this vote will go a long way to­ward bring­ing an end to the un­con­scionable cru­elty of live ex­port.

Farm­ers don’t need live ex­port and sug­gest­ing that they do is scare­mon­ger­ing – what they need is the help and sup­port of the gov­ern­ment to di­ver­sify and tran­si­tion away from this un­sus­tain­able trade.

I don’t know of any farmer that wants to put the an­i­mals they have reared through the hell of a jour­ney to the Mid­dle East.

At this point in our evo­lu­tion as a so­ci­ety, it would be en­cour­ag­ing to know that we won’t stand for un­nec­es­sary cru­elty just to gen­er­ate money.

We have to be bet­ter than that. for more than 40 years.

I care about my quality of life here.

Perth Air­port has been hold­ing talks with the pub­lic in For­rest­field about the new run­way.

I have been daily to lis­ten to them; each time dif­fer­ent peo­ple man­ning the desk and dif­fer­ent an­swers. Is For­rest­field go­ing to be af­fected by the new run­way? Yes, no, a lit­tle bit, back to yes, hugely.

As the run­way is go­ing to be 2km closer to For­rest­field, yes we are go­ing to have a big im­pact, es­pe­cially noise lev­els.

Please, can we have the truth out there.

Sub­mis­sions about is­sues fac­ing the new run­way are clos­ing soon.

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