The National Council of SPCAs (NSPCA) were again victorious in the Grahamstown High Court today after an Urgent High Court Application was brought against them by Al Mawashi and their counterpart, Livestock Transport and Trading Company KSC (KLTT), to have the interim interdict of 9 June 2020 reconsidered.
Al Mawashi alleged that such a delay in shipment would cost the company exponentially as they have to continue to feed the animals at the feedlot, and the costs of having the Al Messilah vessel at the East London Harbour for this prolonged period, would cause the company substantial financial losses to the degree that they would have to close their operations in South Africa.
I guess given that Mr David Hazlehurst from the Australian Ag Dept gave in to arguments about impacts of trade and reversed a former decision based on animal welfare, KLTT thought they would try it again in another country. It didnt wash in South Africa.
SEE NSPCA Media Release here.