End cruel trade

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Western Opinion -

WHEN will our Gov­ern­ment do some­thing about abol­ish­ing live an­i­mal ex­ports?

This trade is cruel and we all know it, but some don't want to face it.

We see the hor­rific suf­fer­ing on tele­vi­sion, but even this is not enough to end this dis­grace­ful trade.

Th­ese are an­i­mals that suf­fer over­crowd­ing, lack of food, heat stress, pain and dis­ease as well as death while they are be­ing trans­ported over­seas.

When they reach their des­ti­na­tion, they are tor­tured and suf­fer shock­ing abuse be­fore they are fi­nally slaugh­tered.

If this were hap­pen­ing in Australia, the peo­ple per­pe­trat­ing it would be charged as an­i­mal cru­elty is pros­e­cuted in this coun­try.

Send­ing them over­seas does not ab­solve us of the moral re­spon­si­bil­ity we bear once they are off our shores, be­cause the cru­elty be­gins on our shores and we know what awaits them dur­ing and at the end of their jour­ney.

The chain of events runs right back to Australia and so does the re­spon­si­bil­ity.

Australia makes much more money – $6.8 bil­lion an­nu­ally – in cold meat ex­ports, far and be­yond sales in live an­i­mal ex­ports.

There is an al­ter­na­tive.

Hazel Day, Gir­rawheen.

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