Difficult to believe that an Australian government would bend the rules to export to a country that has rejected our ESCAS. But sure enough it seems likely to happen.
The West reported that a trial shipment is likely to happen in July, arranged by Emmanuels. Yep...July, right at the height of the Middle East summer.
One can only hope the WA state government might throw a spanner in the works?? See: https://thewest.com.au/politics/state-politics/state-government-to-probe-death-of-2500-sheep-on-live-export-vessel-al-messilah-ng-b88746025z. [Note: To the best of VALE's knowledge, the August 2017 extreme mortality voyage did not occur on the Al Messilah despite being reported as such in the article.]