Apparently, live export provides the "greenest" protein to feed millions of families in the world. Hard to know what exactly is green about the live export industry:
using palm oil to cheaply fatten cattle in the Indonesian feedlots?
inefficiently shipping live animals not carcases?
The report also tells us that the Ag Departments maths are none too good....figures dont always add up in tables (Try Table C3) and, regardless, are discrepant with the figures on the Department's own website. No matter how they massage the figures, 17/23 completed reports/complaints on ESCAS non-compliance had adverse animal welfare outcomes (74%) and 16/23 (70%) of these reports were submitted by independent parties.