Australia must set shining example on live exports
AGRICULTURE Minister David Littleproud is a shade too clever claiming that the actions of other countries will be on our conscience when we stop live export. But we need take no responsibility for anyone’s actions but our own. Others will do what others do. Net animal suffering can only be better if Australia stops the horrific events that have been taking place on our responsibility.
Minister Littleproud also tries to set country against city. But extensive research shows regional Australians also want to stop live export and many Australian farmers now find it financially unviable to send stock to live export at all.
When we stop live export Australian sheep will no longer be sent to suffer so horrendously. That is all. A step in the right direction is not wrong.
Moving in the right direction now is right for Australia and Australian sheep. Stop live export now. There is nothing new about this push. It has been a very long campaign not only by animal rights activists but many Australians. Stop live export now! HELEN DOWLAND Woodville, SA