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18 August 2011

Thousands of people across the country have united in a public call the cruelty of live export at the Ban Live Export National Rally.

Massive crowds in capital cities across the nation exceeded all expectations as Australians publicly expressed their opposition to live animal export. 

The overwhelming public response has sent a clear message to federal politicians that Australians will not stay silent while animals continue to be sent to countries where they risk brutal handling and slaughter while fully conscious.

Huge thanks are due to the amazing volunteers who helped make these rallies a huge success, and to the inspiring speakers: RSPCA Victoria's Dr Hugh Wirth, Federal Member for Melbourne Greens' Adam Bandt, Peter Stevenson - Compassion in World Farming Policy Advisor, Senator Lee Rhiannon, Clare Mann, Animals Australia President Joy Verrinder, Andrew Bartlett, Lee Norris (AMIEU), Independent Senator Nick Xenophon, RSPCA SA President Sheree Sellick, Mark Parnell MLC from the SA Greens, MC Stephen Kenny LLB, Lisa Baker (ALP), Lynn MacLaren MLC, RSPCA President Lynne Bradshaw, Mayor of Fremantle Brad Pettitt, RSPCA Australia Chief Scientist Dr Bidda Jones, RSPCA ACT President Sue Gage, Independent MP Andrew Wilkie, RSPCA TAS CEO Ben Sturges, and Brightside Farm Sanctuary's Emma Haswell.

RSPCA extends a heartfelt thank you to every single person who made time to attend the rallies and give millions of animals a strong voice.


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