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Sep 19, 2012

if you watched the abc's 7.30 report last night no doubt you found this as sickening, appalling, and heartbreaking as i did...

"Despite intense public scrutiny of the cruel live export trade, tens of thousands of breeding animals are slipping through a veritable live export 'loophole'. As seen on ABC's 730 program, the consequences are horrifying...

When these Australian dairy cows were sent to Qatar, they were heavily pregnant. Though the risks they face were no less than other exported animals, they were not part of any Government-sanctioned 'supply chain'. In fact, when breeding animals leave Australia, no-one knows exactly where they will end up, or what suffering might await them.

Due to the brave efforts of two Australian whilstleblowers, shocking images reveal the extent of cruelty and neglect that these animals have been forced to endure. Within a one week period, one in every four animals died of thirst or malnutrition. Mother cows, unable to nourish their calves, helplessly watched on as their babies perished in the squalid conditions.

Alarmingly, these aren't the first animals to suffer harrowing deaths on this property. Of 10,000 Australian 'breeding sheep' who arrived in February, only 3,000 remain alive. Many of the lambs born to these undernourished animals also perished.

The images are tragic, in every respect. But even more tragic, is that soon, hundreds more Australian dairy cattle will be sent to this same property in Qatar — unless we stop it.


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Posted: Wednesday September 19, 2012, 1:58 pm
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