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The RSPCA welcomes the announcement of additional scrutiny of processes to regulate the live export trade by way of the appointment of a new Inspector General for Animal Welfare and Live Animal Exports. 

However for this new role to make a real difference to Australian animals the arrangement must enshrine the following principles:

-Independence from industry influence and provide fair, balanced and impartial advice
-Include timely and accessible public consultation
-And transparent and accountable decision making.

“Alongside these principles it will be vital that evidence-based policy and decisions are integral to the process,” said Mrs Bradshaw, President RSPCA Australia.

“The person who is appointed into this important role must be completely independent of the live export, cattle and sheep industries in order for them to properly scrutinize the live export trade and ensure vital improvements are implemented.

“RSPCA Australia looks forward to being consulted on the scope and activities of the Independent Inspector General of Animal Welfare and Live Animal Exports,” said Mrs Bradshaw.

Media contact: Elise Meakin 0419 748 907

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