Shipped cattle have better conditions than many seamen
I AM sure you are sick and tired of hearing the know- it- alls bleating on about our live cattle exports and how cruelly the cattle are treated during loading and travelling and how the cattle are horribly tortured and then killed in an inhumane manner in other countries.
To address the first issue – with all cattle handling practices these days soft handling is the watchword to avoid stressing the livestock and also bruising the carcass.
When cattle are shipped they have the best of feed and water and plenty of space. They have better conditions than most merchant seamen.
When cattle arrive to be delivered the Australian cattle farmers’ responsibility has ended and the buyers assume responsibility of the animals. If someone from a foreign country allows these cattle to be ill treated it is up to their government to intercede.
If you have a problem with a farmer try this – don’t be so cowardly as to write to newspapers. Go to the farmers’ houses and make your accusations to their faces.
We have a great farming industry in this country so pull your wooden heads in and let the farmers do their job.
They have enough weight to carry without you putting more weight on to their shoulders.
HEAVY BURDEN: Aussie farmers do their best and can’t be held responsible for the treatment of cattle once sold.