Barbabic slaughter and continued use of Mark 1 boxes.....sure the images are from Animals Australia but it is 2020 and not 2011...when ESCAS was introduced to prevent just that.
ABC News reports ALEC's chief executive Mark Harvey-Sutton as saying the latest images from Indonesia of roped slaughter of Australian cattle, without stunning were distressing and suggested that it was due to inexperienced staff (because that explains Mark 1 boxes!).
How many times does ALEC have to be “distressed” after the fact before the government recognises ESCAS for what it is - an animal welfare failure. And how is it that AA continues to be the unpaid independent auditor for this industry that is essentially allowed to self-regulate?
Australians were outraged in 2011, and they are outraged today - outraged that the government consistently refuses to audit ESCAS facilities itself or penalise exporters for ESCAS breaches. If this trade is to continue, then it must be FIXED!
See also: https://www.sheepcentral.com/livestock-exporters-target-red-tape-and-regulatory-overkill/