VILE LIVE EXPORT TRADE MUST END
IF the Coalition Government thinks the issue of live export is going away, it has another thing coming. The issue is very much alive and a powerful votechanger/influencer — certainly among the many people I speak to about this vile so-called trade.
The Coalition’s continued support for extreme animal cruelty, which is what this trade is all about, has been noted and will be remembered.
I was speaking to a Liberal voter (now former) last week. She told me she and her husband and daughter had no idea what was going on and were horrified by what they saw on 60 Minutes: sheep drowning in their own waste, lambs unable to stand, bodies crushed, sheep thrown overboard like garbage. I explained that Labor has committed to phasing out this disgusting practice. She will now vote Labor and she says she’ll do all she can to ensure her husband and daughter do the same.
If Coalition MPs know what’s good for them they will use their influence to end live export. It’s a political headache they know they can ill afford. Want some evidence? Take a look at Newspoll.
Electoral armageddon awaits. Paul Murphy South Launceston