The "illogic" of it all
"It is also imperative to understand the important role live export plays in globally improving animal welfare."Pity our animals dont get a welfare dollar for every time the live ex industry tells us they are improving animal welfare overseas. If that really was the case, Indonesia 2011 wouldnt have happened (after 20 years of presence in Indonesia), Egypt 2012 wouldnt have happened (despite closed live ex facilities to avoid the infamous Bassatin abattoir, which still operates for local cattle) and ESCAS itself wouldnt have been necessary because 30 years of industry involvement should have meant high standards in destination countries..
Time to face the logic here - we dont and cant ever impose Australian standards on other countries that dont have their own laws to protect animals. Even if we improve things a bit for our own, it is farcical to think we impact on a country's overall animal welfare status....and lets face it, we cant even influence the fate of our own citizens in one of those destination countries.
6/3/2015 12:27:41 am
Australian animals need a clean kill in Australian abattoirs. Boxed meat should be exported. Australia needs to raise the standard of refrigeration overseas.
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