A quick check reveals VALE has blogged on the failure that is ESCAS over 40 times since ESCAS came into being.
After the ESCAS report, yep, thats right, the same one that forgot to mention the butchering of 22000 sheep in Pakistan (a hastily approved ESCAS destination) as a non-compliance.....we wrote "The ESCAS report: What it Doesnt Say (http://www.vale.org.au/blog/the-escas-report-what-it-doesnt-say). Hardly worth writing it again: a cracked record.
ESCAS is not the answer and will never protect Australian animals overseas. Live export has callously put profit before animal welfare for its entire history. Australian exporters know that as they have done for over 40 years of animal abuse...and they dont care. Australian government likewise. If the show must go on, at a huge cost to both Australian animals and Australian jobs, just quit the pretence and state the obvious: yes, we know and no, we dont give a toss.