40 sheep die in UK and the director of animal export company Channel Livestock gets fined and given a suspended prison sentence (6 months) for causing unnecessary suffering to animals. 40 sheep!!
"The 40 sheep that died that day were badly let down by all those responsible for them. They were loaded into a dangerous lorry and trapped their legs causing broken and dislocated bones. When vets examined the flock they discovered many more not fit to travel because they were suffering from painful conditions such as foot rot."
Only 40 die on a shorthaul voyage and they get this penalty in UK. In Australia, exporters get off scot-free for cruelty to much larger numbers of animals on or after long haul voyages (22000 sheep in Pakistan??). If only the same prosecutions were applied in Australia maybe animal welfare in the trade would genuinely improve instead of being empty rhetoric.