Well it was predictable....an industry vet chosen for the review and a Minister who ignored the science to continue a trade that will cause suffering and death in thousands of sheep this Australian winter.
But what perhaps was not so predictable is that all vets, apart from those in industry, are in universal agreement and opposition to the sheep trade in May to October.
Australian Veterinary Association (AVA): 4/4 of their recommendations ignored: "extremely disappointed"
VALE: "window dressing", "recommendations completely ignore the science"
Sentient: "Clearly the truth is too inconvenient to accept."
and as for Dr Lynn Simpson, former shipboard veterinarian, well she has gone ballistic......."ignorant, defiant, stupid"
All vets, apart from those who profit from the industry, are now on the same page. Veterinarians are one of the most trusted Australian professions....and the public look to us. Time politicians stopped ignoring us.....it will be to their peril.