The fate of sheep destined to suffer in Australia's cruel live export trade will be decided at the upcoming Federal election. That's because for the first time in the history of this industry, a political party capable of forming government is promising to end the trade. Live export is firmly an election issue and as a voter, that means your voice is more powerful than ever. Will you use it?
COUNTDOWN: With a Federal election imminent, all political parties are jostling to increase their representation in the Australian Senate. The Senate has already voted once to end the cruel live sheep export trade. Help ensure a majority of Senators remains committed to sparing animals from suffering in this terrible industry. Please tell your Senators that live export will be a defining issue for you on Election Day. UPDATE: Every day that live exporters continue to send animals into harm's way, the Australian Government needs to hear about it!
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Hundreds of thousands of people have spoken out against live sheep export cruelty.
Shocking footage of the routine suffering of Australian sheep at sea caused massive public and political outrage. Months later, the trade is unravelling:
4th April: Following the shocking revelations exposed by the ABC of the mass suffering and deaths of exported 'dairy' cows in Sri Lanka, Shadow Agriculture Minister, Joel Fitzgibbon, pledges that a Labor government will close the 'loophole' that excludes dairy and breeding animals from ESCAS regulations.
21st March 2019: Despite promises to make science-based decisions, the Department of Agriculture ignores the science — and the evidence of animal suffering — to announce it will allow sheep shipments to the Middle East in the high-risk month of May. Read our response here.
9th January 2019: UPDATE | Where to next for the live export campaign in 2019?
4th December 2018: The live export industry has announced its own three-month ban on the sheep trade to the Middle East during the northern summer — but conceded it cannot guarantee against another mass death at sea.
31 October 2018: The independent Moss Review into the culture and capabilities of the Department of Agriculture has been released — and the findings are damning.
10th September 2018: The Australian Senate has passed a bill to phase out live sheep exports over a five-year period and stop trade to the Middle East during the hottest part of the year.
22nd August 2018: Emanuel Exports — the company at the centre of the horrific live exports scandal involving the deaths of thousands of sheep from heat stress at sea — has had its licence to export animals permanently cancelled by the Federal Department of Agriculture.
Right now we're at a critical point in our efforts to end sheep export cruelty. Every person who stands up against this industry in the coming days and weeks is fuelling a historic shift.
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