VALE blogged yesterday on the issue of sheep being transported in June despite an industry moratorium. Today, the ABC reports that the consignment of 56,000 head of sheep is in doubt due to a last minute, 700-page submission against the voyage by Animals Australia. Apparently RETWA has till midday on Friday to respond.
The ABC reports that farmers have indicated they would be prepared to get off the tractors, go to Fremantle, help load the boat, throw the ropes and deal with the legal ramifications later on. Well.....we dont think that will be happening as they banned all public from Freo Port to ensure VALE couldnt legally observe loading operations (and write damning submissions on it!).