LiveCorp is reportedly introducing students from Taminmin College near Darwin to the live export industry, with an eye for finding them placements.Let’s hope the students recognize a sunset industry when they see one and instead look to a future in ethical agriculture.
VALE urges the students to analyse the industry’s track record on animal welfare and contact VALE or the RSPCA for more information on the suffering of Northern Territory cattle and buffalo suffer along the supply chain, at sea and once they reach their destination. VALE can supply peer reviewed scientific information (as opposed to glossy industry spin) on request eg Hing et al Animal Welfare Risks in Live Cattle Export from Australia to China by Sea in which Independent observer summaries identified hunger, thirst, exposure to extreme temperatures, poor pen conditions, health issues, absence of veterinarians, rough seas, poor ship infrastructure, mechanical breakdown and mismanagement at discharge as animal welfare concerns (https://www.mdpi.com/2076-2615/11/10/2862)
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