ALEC will be inviting Dr Simpson, the Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) and Vets Against Live Export (not affiliated with AVA) to participate in a workshop to discuss:- The development of a Code of Conduct that outlines the expectations of exporters and AAVs
- The development of a grievance mechanism for AAVs that respects their professional integrity and provides a platform for resolution of matters that relate to specifically to animal welfare
VALE would welcome such a workshop. VALE and AVA share the belief that there need to be independent third party employed veterinarians on every ship. If conditions are so good on ships now (as opposed to when Dr Simpson sailed), this should not be a big ask.