VALE has been overwhelmed with veterinary and public support for its role in exposing shipboard conditions.
VALE has also received requests from veterinarians, veterinary bodies and the public to pass on their support (moral and financial) for our veterinary colleague, Dr Lynn Simpson.
We share one below, from an ex abattoir worker - it seems to sum up everything:
"A Letter To VALE.ORG
I was absolutely appalled at Lyn Simpsons report on live animal export, this gross cruelty has been going on for many years, as much as you see on the telly about it being fixed, it never has been. And the slaughtering in 3rd world countries is just as bad.
There is only one answer, stop live export now, and then we will have meatworks again, employing Australians here and sending frozen meat abroad.
I remember our meatworks here in Portland, Vic, when live export started, I worked there, I was a boner, it was good money too. Alas, it soon closed, 600 losing their work.
What on earth is wrong with the government that it allows this trade to continue.
These are living beings, with feelings, same as us, how can we call ourselves human when we do this to animals?
I am ashamed to belong to the human race at times, and this is one of them.
I spent some time on the www looking for an email address for Lynn and came across your web site, so emailing you folk with my message, I had to contact somebody to vent my thoughts. I am in the habit of emailing politicians but fear my messages fall on deaf ears for I seldom get a reply.
So you may be able to pass my thoughts on to Lynn, or just take them as you will, but let’s just stop live exports, now, and forever. It can’t be fixed, it has to be stopped."