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.
However, it would seem that politicians and businesses are blind to the terrible suffering of these animals.
When big business gets involved all they see is the almighty dollar.
Hazel Day, Girrawheen.