Outgoing Ag Minister David Littleproud is quite right: his successor must not to "slip back" on live-export reforms. Australians saw firsthand in 2018, the nature of the live export industry that has operated without check or balance for over 40 years. Minister Littleproud put together the most comprehensive reviews (including of his own Department) that the industry has known. He saw the extreme suffering of the animals and absolute and potentially irreparable damage this could cause to the reputation of Australian agriculture. The modest reforms that have resulted from the reviews have already had a very significant impact - not enough based on independent scientific analysis (eg by the Australian Veterinary Association) but much better than previous. And his reforms certainly had the chance of redeeming Australian agricultural welfare, which took a very big hit after the footage.
So, for the animals and Australian farmers, dont slip here Minister....its not about "vegan activists", its about veterinary advice and public perception.
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