Fifty nine cattle out of about 200 transported across Bass Strait, died or were euthanased on arrival. And yes Sunday night was stormy....but thats not uncommon in Bass Strait. Under the guidelines, Master has the call as to whether it is safe to ship......But regardless, why were they being transported......to get the extra bucks from a Vic abattoir? OR the extra bucks to go into the international LE trade? Either way, tragic, greedy and unnecessary. There are very good abattoirs in Tas so unless there was no kill space, this is a case of farmer greed and profits over welfare.