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The Rock-itt : November 2011
Stop the Live Export of Our Animals Overseas Australians it is now November and Christmas is just around the corner. I would like to have been able to tell you that finally the Bill has been passed banning all live exports of our Australian Animals, but alas this is not the case. Nothing has changed since last month we are still sending our cattle and sheep up the gangways and onto the ships where they will be packed like sardines in a can to face the gruelling trip to their final destination, to be cruelly mistreated before ultimately butchered without any concern or compassion for the pain that they must suffer at the hands of their merciless processors. Perhaps the lucky ones are the ones that die on the ship. It’s hard to imagine that after all of the publicity that “Live Export” was given by the media after our champions “Animal Australia” brought it to the fore, that still the barbaric practice continues with hardly a word being mentioned in the press or on media outlets anymore. Has the interest gone out of the story? Has the plight of our sheep and cattle become yesterday’s news? Have we turned our heads away in embarrassment or is it that we don’t give a damn, as long as everything is going along nicely for us, why worry about a few thousand dumb animals. At the mom ent I feel ashamed to call myself Australian on this issue. I ’m ashamed of my fellow Australians on this issue, who sit on their hands and procrastinate while our animals die in the utmost pain and misery that no living creature should be made to endure. I am ashamed that I live under a system where 14 politicians are the only ones having a say about countless thousands of our animals’ “Live Export” and what happens to our noble animals who have fed and clothed us ever since we came here to make this country our own. Yet the meat industry dictates how our politicians vote on the Bill against “Live Export”, it’s as obvious as the nose on your face that as usual, money is the catalyst behind it all. Don’t any of our politicians have the intestinal fortitude to stick their necks out in this issue for what is right and decent? Surely their jobs and the money they take for it can’t be worth more than the pain and torture of our animals. I have repeatedly urged you to go to “Anim al Australia’s” website to volunteer your help in putting a stop to this Live Export horror. I wonder how many of you have gone to the trouble to do so. I expect very few of you have bothered. After all, Christmas is upon us and the main concern now is what to give the kids from Santa, who will we invite for Christmas lunch, shall we have traditional or maybe seafood on the table or perhaps both?