After disappointing Australians with their frontbench appointments that meant they couldnt cross the floor to ensure a win for a Bill to phase out live exports, Sussan Ley and Sara Henderson appear to have taken up the baton again. In a statement Ley and Henderson promised to “continue to advocate with our Coalition colleagues for a five year phase-out of long haul live sheep exports." "It is abundantly clear that exporters and the regulator have fallen well short of the public’s expectation of humane animal welfare standards and practices,” they said.
But the most insightful of the comments was from the former PM's seat of Wentworth: “The live sheep export industry has had plenty of chances to lift its game and in my view is beyond redemption,” new MP, Kerryn Phelps said.
It is VALE's view also....