WHAT'S HAPPENED NOW?
For the first time, we have evidence of the shocking conditions on-board a live animal export ship from Australia.
The evidence – provided by a concerned whistle-blower working on the vessel - finally shows what it’s really like on board a standard long-haul live export voyage.
This isn’t one bad journey, one bad exporter, or a few animals that have slipped outside the system.
This is what’s happening to animals routinely, under Australian standards, and under the full control of the Australian Government, live export companies and the live export industry.
We watch as conditions rapidly deteriorate along the three-week journey, as sheep suffer and die, surrounded by sickness, death and waste.
You can watch the story here, but please be warned - it’s very distressing.
LIVE ANIMAL EXPORTS FROM SA
Australia exports around 2 million live sheep each year and around 10% of these come from South Australia.
We have the capacity to process all of these sheep, right here at home.
South Australia is one of only two Australian locations that currently send sheep overseas (the other is Western Australia).
These sheep will all be slaughtered and processed in the destination country; their meat may then be on-sold to other countries in direct competition with Australian meat exports – taking value away from SA farmers, businesses and abattoirs.
Help stop the suffering and end long-haul live exports by writing to the SA Premier, the Hon Steven Marshall, SA Minister for Primary Industries, Tim Whetstone MHA & the SA Minister for Environment and Water the Hon David Spiers.