The Australian live export industry claims that Australia is the only country which imposes significant animal welfare requirements in regard to their animals while they are in other countries (ie ESCAS).
NOT NOW IT DOESNT!
An EU court has found that EU animal welfare legislation must still be complied with even after animals which are being exported have left the EU. NOTE: that is, EU legislation not third world-achievable OIE recommendations!!
The legislation also states that the transport of animals over long journeys should be limited as far as possible! Well we are definitely not the world-leaders now.