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The RSPCA congratulates independent MP Andrew Wilkie for the swift action he has taken in response to last night’s ABC 7:30 report which highlighted the disturbing case of animal neglect and cruelty of Australian dairy and breeding animals in Qatar.

The program showed devastating images of Australian dairy and breeding animals being severely neglected and proves once more that the live export industry cannot be trusted.

This case highlights the complete lack of legislation there is to protect these animals once they leave our shores. 

The RSPCA is calling on the Government to immediately introduce requirements similar to the Exporter Supply Chain Assurance System (ESCAS) that was introduced for the export of slaughter animals, to ensure that any animal exported from Australia, for breeding or otherwise, will be treated humanely.

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