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End live export

As you read this, thousands of gentle sheep are trapped inside ships like this. They can’t lie down without being trampled. Some can’t reach food or water. Soon, these ships will turn into giant ovens, literally ‘cooking’ some animals alive. The Australian Government is under intense pressure to end this. Which means your voice is more powerful today than ever. Will you use it?

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UPDATE: Every day that live exporters continue to send animals into harm’s way, your senators needthe Australian Government needs to hear about it!

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Why are animals being transported from Australia to the Middle-East? The footage was so heartbreaking to look at.

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You’re giving a critical voice to those who have none. Our government is really feeling the pressure now. Together, we can hold them to account while animals are forced to suffer and die on ships. Watch out for tomorrow’s 1 minute action for animals. We will send you a friendly reminder!

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Hundreds of thousands of people have spoken out against live sheep export cruelty.

Despite repeatedly promising to be guided by science, the Turnbull government has released a live export review by a compromised industry vet and will permit high-risk sheep shipments to the Middle East during the heat stress period — against the recommendation of the Australian Veterinary Association.

Two historic Bills to phase out live sheep export have been introduced to the Federal Parliament, supported by key Liberal MPs, Labor, the Australian Greens, Derryn Hinch, Centre Alliance and South Australian Independent Senator, Tim Storer. Labor has committed to ending the live sheep trade if elected.

The political ground is shifting like never before, as every day more politicians, from all sides, call 'time' on this industry. And our latest and hardest-hitting TV campaigns will keep the victims of live export in front of every caring person and decision maker while the future of this cruel trade is being deliberated.

12th July: Sixty thousand sheep destined for live export to Kuwait will remain in Australia indefinitely, after the suspension of a second licence belonging to the embattled  Emanuel Exports.

17th July: We have a win in the Federal Court as the Department of Agriculture admits they allowed thousands of sheep to be exported in a high-risk heat stress period without legal authority or a valid, lawful export permit.

  • The Age: 'Cowboy culture': Department of Agriculture's costly live export legal bungle
  • The Sydney Morning Herald: 60,000 sheep saved from 'furnace' after dramatic midnight intervention
  • The Sydney Morning Herald: Awassi Express exporters set to sail with sheep left stranded by suspension
  • The Conversation: Israel moves closer to phasing out Australian live sheep and cattle imports
  • ABC News: Australia's largest live sheep exporter Emanuel Exports' licence suspended
  • The West Australian: Livestock Shipping Services temporarily exits WA's live sheep trade as State officials raid big exporters
  • Thursday, 14th June: We're going to court! Animals Australia have appeared in the first hearing of an unprecedented application in the Federal Court of Australia to challenge the legality of a live sheep export permit.
  • ABC News: Live sheep export company Emanuel Exports facing criminal probe over Awassi Express deaths

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.

Have you written to your MP? If not, please click here to take this priority action.

If you’re one of the thousands of kind people who’ve already emailed your MP, thank you!

Here are 7 other key actions you can take:

  1. Write a letter to the editor
    Top tips: Keep it short, punchy & personal; try to refer to a recent article; only send to one paper; keep a look out for your published letter and send it to us!
  2. Call your MP
    Top tips: Write down your short main points before calling; simply leave a polite message with the staff member who answers; remember to give your name and contact details (noting you live in the electorate). Click here to find your MP's phone number.
  3. Call your state’s Senators
    Top tips: Senators tend to receive less contact that MPs so your call is extra important; tell the staff member who answers that the Senator has your full support in calling for an end to live export cruelty. Click here to look up your state’s Senators’ contact details.
  4. Call the PM / Call Labor’s Leader
    Top tips: Believe it or not, politicians are already looking to the next election. A polite phone call to Malcolm Turnbull and Bill Shorten to support an end to live export will be valuable. You can reach the PM on (02) 6277 7700 and Mr Shorten on (02) 6277 4022.
  5. Get social
    Top tips: Join us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram. If you’re in Western Australia, connect with Stop Live Exports on Facebook; if you’re in South Australia, connect with Adelaide Against Live Export; if you live elsewhere, share this campaign!
  6. Keen to get more involved?
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  7. Support our work for animals
    Every expose, every investigation, every media story, every hard-hitting TV campaign and social media viral video we create is fuelled by kind, everyday people giving generously. Click here to donate now.

Thank you for everything you do for animals!

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