The highly anticipated review into the live export of sheep to the Middle East has been released. The review, completed by vet Michael McCarthy allows the Turnbull government to let exports continue. Dscribe reporter Mitch Clarke was sent to cover this story.
A poll conducted by Dscribe asked 60 people whether they supported a ban on sending live sheep to the Middle East. 53 people voted yes on an immediate ban, whilst seven people believed the journeys should continue.
— David Littleproud (@D_LittleproudMP) May 17, 2018
The following embedded tweets are just an insight into the public disapproval of the governments decision.
“I’m determined to make decisions on science.”
— Animals Australia (@AnimalsAus) May 17, 2018
The review into live exports is a con job – it’s was effectively set up to deliver recommendations that suit the interests of the live export industry. The #Greens are proceeding with our Bill to #endliveexport. No more chances #auspol @leerhiannon pic.twitter.com/Aamp0D1ljo
— Janet Rice (@janet_rice) May 17, 2018
Takes a special kind of gutless cruelty to watch the Awassi Express footage & think 'we'll give the sheep a tiny bit of extra room, enforced by the same hack bureaucrats who've "regulated" the live export trade to date, and she'll be right.' Hope you're proud, @D_LittleproudMP.
— Bernard Keane (@BernardKeane) May 17, 2018
Little to be proud of, once again, Minister! A review overseen by the Vet employed by Emanual Exports, and that is supposed to be acceptable? You are right in one thing. The video foot age from the Awassi did not paint a true picture. The picture is actually much worse!
— Judith Ann Bacon (@jabacon08) May 16, 2018
Malcolm Turnbull should have immediately halted the live export trade to the Northern Summer. Despite all this government’s feigned anger and promises of swift action, five weeks on from the horrendous 60 Minutes footage, nothing has changed. #auspolhttps://t.co/3VWpv4Iu3S
— Mark Butler MP (@Mark_Butler_MP) May 16, 2018
#LittleProudFacilitatorOfEvil #BanLiveExport Even the animals who survive the ship of death then get absolutely brutalized even before the slaughter, which we can all guess would be a total massacre. How can you look at yourself in the mirror after being this vile. pic.twitter.com/EsreyDec6F
— Myshkin (@CrymeARiverUPOS) May 17, 2018