The RSPCA has expressed utter disbelief that the federal Department of Agriculture has backflipped on its decision to prevent the export of 50,000 sheep into the searing heat and humidity of Kuwait during the prohibited period of the Northern Hemisphere summer.
"This decision means sheep will be exposed to an even greater degree of suffering, in return for financial gain for one of Australia’s most notorious live exporters,” said Dr Goodfellow.
“The public can have no faith in the Department to drive progress or improvement to this industry, let alone enforce its own regulations, when it is so clearly compromised by external influences.”
RSPCA, like VALE has called on for an IO to be onboard.
See RSPCA media release. https://www.rspca.org.au/media-centre/news/2020/live-export-boiling-point-rspca-disbelief-over-exemption-backflip