Sheep Central reports that Australian Livestock Exporters’ Council chairman David Galvin has complained to Agriculture Minister David Littleproud because he considered “third party submissions by known opponents to our industry”.
Galvin is disappointed that the submissions were considered when the Department of Agriculture decided not to allow the industry to breach the winter moratorium preventing the shipment of sheep to the Middle East in June.
Funnily enough...the government is elected by the Australian public and is answerable to the Australian public - it's called democracy not “third party” interference.
VALE commends the Department for adhering to its moratorium despite industry pressure. In doing so, it has proved its willingness to objectively assess science, and animal welfare and to consider the ethical expectations of the Australian public.