Animal welfare laws consistent with Australian expectations for the treatment of cattle exported overseas will apparently be enshrined in Vietnam, with the help of Australia's livestock export industry. The new animal health laws being developed by the government of Vietnam will apply to all cattle in the country, regardless of their origin, covering animal husbandry and handling, disease prevention, transport, traceability, slaughter, and food safety. If Australia did make a country-wide improvement in animal welfare in Vietnam, it would be the first time in the history of live export.....so probably rather optimistic.
VALE would of course encourage any such improvements....and, if any meaningful laws are enacted, someone in Vietnam might realise that animals should not be exported, as they are, crowded and without bedding, by sea, from Australia.
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