China has issued a strong warning to Australia that all cattle entering China must be healthy or they will turn back the boats! The reason? They eat the meat from these cattle within 14 days.
Do they realise that the only way that these animals turn up healthy is because some or all are loaded up with antibiotics, some of which have withholding periods of at least 35 days before human consumption?
Good to know that Australia knowingly lets the Chinese eat meat that would not be fed to Australians. Bad luck if anyone in China is allergic to said antiobitics...and as for antibiotic resistance issues.....oh well guess it doesnt matter.
Australia: leaders in animal welfare and irresponsible antibiotic use it would seem.
China: our export abattoirs adhere rigidly to withholding periods...far safer for you to import our beef than our live cattle.
9/10/2016 06:02:33 pm
Maybe they should buy frozen meat, no antibiotics needed because they are not on a crammed ship, standing in shit and wee. Stop live export forever.
9/10/2016 06:56:54 pm
Absolutely...and could expand this to, not under stress, not exposed to extremes of temperature, high stocking density and small space allowances, all features that promote disease.
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