WA Farmers President Tony York says the live export industry welcomes additional regulation that would re-establish the sector's 'reputation.'
So...instead of really looking after farmers and looking innovatively for a win-win (farmers, public and animals), the farmer groups continue to go after a trade that has been described as "a dead man walking".
Meanwhile, no doubt prompted by lack of live sheep going to Kuwait over the ME summer....to be onsold to Iran as chilled meat by the Kuwaitis...the obvious has happened. An Iranian businessman is buying up the mothballed WA abattoirs so he can supply WA meat direct to Iran. No doubt he can see the writing on the wall that the WA farmers refuse to see in the barbaric live ex trade that is well past its use-by date..
What a missed opportunity for WA agribusiness....