With news that thousands of export sheep have managed to elude the ESCAS process in Jordan and Kuwait, it seems that Barnaby Joyce is more worried about trading than animal welfare. Not only that but clearly he is keen to wind back the rules that are proving not stringent enough to protect our animals.
Minister Joyce said "What we have to do is let the process follow its proper mechanism and make sure our reaction is tempered by the effect that we're dealing with trading partners."
The minister is supportive of the live export rules introduced by the former Labor government, but says he is aiming to cut what he calls the "red and green tape for livestock exporters".
Your comment will be posted after it is approved.
Leave a Reply.