So, the story unfolds.....as mentioned in a previous blog, it was amazing how quickly gangbusters turned mythbusters in Vietnam....and yep, prediction correct, independent footage inevitably followed. Well if ALEC could get footage, it wasnt going to be too hard for Animals Australia to get footage also. Wonder if the Dept of Ag is enjoying the viewing that is too graphic for the Australian public....ie bashing Australian cattle to death in tinpot Vietnamese abattoirs.
Vietnam is leaking like a sieve in all directions - has been for ages. Leaking (haemorrhaging?) locally, and into other countries (Cambodia, China etc). The exporters and the farmers know the rules. The rules have been broken. Australian cattle are suffering......extreme measures are necessary. Local cattle prices are good, northern cattle are being trucked south at the moment...and we are at the start of the dry season. Export to Vietnam must stop till this is fixed....period.
21/5/2015 04:55:32 am
Any government who allows this barbaric treatment of innocent animals has no right to govern at all. They have no moral,ethical or compassionate threads of
24/5/2015 09:17:07 am
We couldnt agree more Elizabeth
21/5/2015 05:23:38 am
Totally immoral behaviour by our government. There have been no meaningful consequences to any exporter who breaches ESCAS. We need an organisation like BAWP to challenge live export legally.There must be a clause in some law that this cruelty contravenes. Live export has no social licence.
24/5/2015 09:21:53 am
Unfortunately, while live export has no social licence it does have legal licence. The MV Al Kuwait trial demonstrated that a routine shipment of sheep to the Middle East was cruel - but the exporters slipped away free on a technicality (federal matter could not be decided in a state court). The very expensive Animals Angels vs DAFF case demonstrated that there is no legal requirement for DAFF/Department of Ag to prosecute failures of compliance - purely discretionary. So nothing looks very bright on a legal front unfortunately.
24/5/2015 06:48:19 am
Enough of this barbaric behaviour it is unacceptable
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