Live sheep ex­ports to con­tinue, stricter rules

The Southland Times - - World -

Live sheep ex­ports to the Mid­dle East dur­ing the north­ern hemi­sphere sum­mer won’t be banned, but sheep will have more room and bet­ter con­di­tions on trans­port ships. Fed­eral Agri­cul­ture Min­is­ter David Lit­tleproud has ac­cepted all 23 of the recommendations of a review by live­stock vet Michael Mc­Carthy, in­clud­ing a reduction in stock­ing den­sity of up to 28 per cent for voy­ages dur­ing the hottest part of the year. ‘‘No sane hu­man be­ing would see an­i­mal cru­elty as some­thing they would ac­cept,’’ Lit­tleproud said yes­ter­day.

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