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We are closer than ever to finally seeing an end to cruel live sheep export

The Export Control Amendment (Ending Live Sheep Exports by Sea) Bill 2024 (the Bill) was recently introduced in Parliament, proposing an end to Australia’s live sheep exports by sea from 1 May 2028.

But pro live export campaigners are working hard to try and force the government to backflip on this significant decision.

Thousands of animal-loving Australians made submissions supporting the Bill and supporting an end to this cruel and unfixable trade.


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We are closer than ever to finally seeing an end to cruel live sheep export.

Right now, a Federal Parliamentary Committee is considering the Government's Bill to end live sheep export.

The legislation proposes a phase-out over four years, with an end date of 1 May 2028, and a $107M package to transition farmers and businesses to better, more sustainable alternatives.

Authorised by Richard Mussell, RSPCA Australia, 6 Napier Close Deakin.

Submissions closed

Submissions to the Inquiry have now closed. A huge thank you to all of our supporters for making your voice heard in support of ending live sheep export. We’ll be in touch soon with how else you can help ensure this Bill is passed and live sheep export ends.


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