New independent polling research commissioned by RSPCA Australia in May 2023 confirms more than 7 in 10 Western Australians still want live sheep export trade to end. 71% of West Australians support the Federal Government’s policy to phase out live sheep export by sea. This includes 72% of people in metropolitan WA, and 69% in rural and regional WA. Richard Mussell RSPCA Australia CEO stated “This is what losing your social licence looks like. It’s when everyday Australians are overwhelmingly and irretrievably opposed to your practice and want to see it end, permanently" - Richard Mussell, RSPCA Australia CEO
So, both metropolitan and regional West Australians have not been sucked in by the spin and recognise that live export is and continues to be an unacceptable animal welfare issue.