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The Rock-itt : September 2011
Stop the Live Export of Our Animals Overseas Fellow Australians, unfortunately after a short pause by our Government in an effort to find a way to stop the cruelty to our sheep and cattle being shipped overseas live, the mindless debauchery of pain and suffering continues once more as the ships are loaded up and the nightmarish final destination for thousands of our sheep and cattle begins. The Bill to stop this cruel practice was defeated in Parliament after only two of the sixteen politicians who voted on the Bill voted in favour of stopping Live Animal Exports. What can we do now to stop this injustice to our Australian animals? Surely if we stand together we can put a halt to this blatant disregard to the welfare of our sheep and cattle whose lives are being compromised for the sake of lining people’s pockets with more profit than is necessary. If we as a nation allow this to continue we become as guilty as the perpetrators of these horrendous crimes against helpless creatures who cannot defend themselves. We mentioned last month that sheep and cattle could be slaughtered here in a caring and humane fashion with minimal pain, trauma and suffering, and then shipped frozen or chilled to overseas destinations. Why is this not happening? Does it give the people in the industry more money in their pockets if they ship our animals live? If so, this is blight against the name Australia and a blemish against us as a nation of Australians. Last month Animal Australia was accused of paying overseas abattoir employees to beat and abuse our animals so they could take better photos of the atrocities inside these hell holes. How low can these accusers have sunk to pervert the truth with such a vicious accusation against such a noble institution?