This time its not AA, its PETA....but slaughter footage of Australian cattle in Indonesia confirms that ESCAS fails to protect Australian animals with one animal taking over 10 mins to die, ineffective or no stunning, inappropriate handling etc. Oh yeah, and Govt have known since July
More undercover footage, more Indonesian slaughter atrocities, classic Ag Dept transparency (none) and usual industry excuse - just an isolated incident.... Isolated must have a new definition...because it is history repeating itself over and over and over again.
The Government have just released the findings of a review into heat and cold stress of Bos taurus cattle. Fifty-three voyages (24.8%) documented either elevated respiratory rate/character of 2 or 3 or elevated heat stress score of 2 or 3 and heat-associated behaviours were documented in 49 (22.9%) voyages.
And that despite the fact that the authors noted: a) single daily temperature recording not representative and department was unable to assess daily temperature ranges and b) the analysis was hindered by the quality, quantity, reliability and inconsistencies of available data in these reports.
Government gets months and years to analyse. Public and stakeholders got one month (ending Nov 29th) to comment at :https://haveyoursay.awe.gov.au/heat-and-cold-stress-in-bos-taurus-cattle/widgets/354859/documents