The space allowance for sheep on a live export ship has not changed since 1983. Thats right... unchanged for 35 years despite the industry and government telling us they are improving animal welfare.
By law, a 47kg adult merino sheep on a ship gets 0.308 square metres!
Industry are falling over themselves to offer a generous increase of 10-15% ie 0.34-0.35 square metres.
Come on guys.....the public arent stupid. When they see that footage, they are going to know that it will matter not whether a sheep gets 0.31 square metres or 0.35 square metres....they still wont be able to get to food or water and they still wont be able to lie down....let alone cope with heat stress.