An­i­mals’ deaths are treated as num­bers

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Western Opinion -

I HAVE been dev­as­tated to see the suf­fer­ing of the cat­tle and sheep on board the live ex­port ship that was stranded in un­bear­ably high tem­per­a­tures just off the coast for weeks.

A num­ber of cat­tle and sheep died and the ex­porter said of the deaths that they nor­mally hap­pened on those types of voy­ages when live­stock were loaded and tended to hap­pen early on in the voy­age while an­i­mals were set­tling down.

It makes me sick that th­ese an­i­mals died while suf­fer­ing and then it is treated as though they are just a num­ber, a per­cent­age.

I urge like-minded lo­cal res­i­dents to stand up and con­tact your lo­cal MP to voice your views on this bar­baric trade of live an­i­mals.

We can­not bury our heads in the sand and for­get about the suf­fer­ing of th­ese liv­ing crea­tures. Sherri Brazear, Mul­laloo.

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