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The RSPCA has today welcomed the news Emanuel Exports and two of its former directors  have been charged by the WA Government for alleged cruelty to sheep after an 18-month investigation.

The RSPCA welcomes the WA Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development’s commitment to ensuring the alleged cruelty suffered by thousands of Australian sheep did not go unpunished under the WA Animal Welfare Act. 

The charges come after the horrific 2017 incident on-board the Awassi Express that saw 2,400 Australian sheep die during a long-haul live export voyage to the Middle East.

The shocking evidence of the incident – provided by a concerned whistle-blower working on the Awassi Express – shocked the majority of Australians who will no doubt join the RSPCA in supporting these charges.

The RSPCA also awaits the outcome of a brief of evidence submitted to the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions earlier in the year relating to alleged breaches of Commonwealth live export regulations.


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