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Oct 14, 2012

i stood united with thousands australia-wide at the 'ban live export' rallies held last weekend and heard the remarkable lyn white from animals australia...

and just why were we there? to stand up and be counted, to say enough is enough - this heinous industry must stop immediately... we have seen far too many recent reports of brutality from the moment these beautiful sentient creatures are herded onto the transport trucks, to harrowing weeks and months on board disgustingly cruel slave ships, to the callous and savage butchery that is their final degradation at human hands - how could we not stand up for the violated voiceless?




people are starting to understand graphic scenes like the following 2 clips are 'the norm' rather than the exception in this heinous industry...

 


sadly hundreds of thousands of enslaved nonhumans will endure this brutality while the industry continues with the support of politicians...

but change is 'in the air'... members of parliament are starting to stand up and be counted alongside the rest of us...

janelle saffin - introduced a private members bill calling for an end to the trade in 2011, supported by 5 other members - melissa parke, kirsten livermore, jill hall, dick adams and adam bandt (who reiterated his support of a ban at the 2012 melbourne rally)

kelvin thompson - called on his government colleagues to ban live animal exports

lee rhiannon- introduced the greens 'Live Animal Export (Slaughter) Prohibition Bill 2012' on thursday 11 october 2012... "No amount of regulation can end the cruelty that is inherent in the live export trade," she told the Senate yesterday."

many more support a ban privately but need to be brave enough to put what's right before party politics... if a conscience vote was allowed i'm sure more would vote against the trade...

unfortunately change doesn't come quickly enough for those currently enslaved and already on their torturous journey to slow, painful, horrific death...

but i need to believe change will happen as more and more people open their eyes and see the horrors, open their hearts and feel compassion, open their minds and make the connection, open their mouths and shout 'no more'...

"first they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win" ... mohandas karamchand gandhi

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