That any stock should be handled and transported in this extreme heat is concerning. However, if the sheep were staying on land in Australia, they would have a chance to recover. To load these almost certainly heat-affected sheep onto a ship (with no chance of cooling on the upper decks until the ambient temperature cooled) , with high stocking density (0.308 metres squared for 47kg sheep) for a three week sea voyage should not be permitted. This additional stress before a voyage commences is unacceptable.
How was this sanctioned by DAFF and DAFWA? And were the RSPCA present?