According to The Advocate, (and other media outlets), Deputy PM Michael McCormack dismissed the suggestion the end of the live export trade would lead to more processing jobs as the talk of people who were “sitting in their cafes in inner Melbourne and inner Sydney”.
“They quite frankly wouldn't know the difference between a hogget and a wether,” he said.
Hmm thats an interesting comparison Mr McCormack. The sex of a sheep before it is slaughtered and sold as hogget would certainly be immaterial to any consumer ...but most discerning consumers in inner city Melbourne and Sydney would know that wethers can be slaughtered as hogget, lamb or mutton.....with many high end diners preferring hogget to lamb for flavour. Of course the somewhat arbitrary definition of hogget vs lamb actually changed in 2018.....maybe our Deputy PM just thought the city-kids werent up with the latest SPA definition of lamb vs hogget.....
Australia is the most urbanised country in the world...and those urban dwellers buy meat, eat meat, have discerning palates and vote....dont insult their intelligence Mr McCormack.