Seems as though Brazil has done what Australia dare not do.....fine the exporters for animal mistreatment...and then chuck in an environmental fine on top.
Minerva foods is being fined by the Environmental Secretariat (from Santos city) around USD $490000 for irregularities in animal transport They have also fined Minerva Food for atmospheric pollution (hmm now there's a thought for Freo Council...they could do with 660K USD!). The ship is not allowed to leave and the order is that the animals be unloaded. At this stage however, the animals all still seem to have remained on the Nada.
Astounding....Australia has the best animal welfare in the world but we wont act. Brazil has shown us the way.