A few days ago, David Littleproud was choking back the tears and saying that “this is bullshit”. Tonight, he is giving the exporters another chance….ANOTHER chance. Hasn't Graeme Daws has already had his chance….? In 2003, Mr Daws was Managing Director of live export company RETWA (Rural Export and Trading (WA) Pty Ltd) when its licence was suspended by the Dept due to four high mortality shipments. During this suspension Mr Daws was able to continue to export animals under an export licence held by...yep you guessed it... Emanuel Exports Pty Ltd, a loophole since closed by the Federal government.
(Source: Animals Australia website and Minister of AFF Media Release).
Well, as per usual, when it comes to animal welfare, it seems its up to the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA). News just in is that AMSA wont let the Awassi sail…..well not unless it is satisfied….
Thank you AMSA….the maritime profession is definitely leading the way in Australian animal welfare today!!!