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This week, Australia must decide where it stands on live export. As two bills come to a vote in Federal Parliament, we have a historic opportunity to end the trade and act on a shared belief - that grave cruelty to other sentient animals is unacceptable

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Esther Z (94)
Friday August 12, 2011, 8:18 am
Note. Thanks, Simone.

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Friday August 12, 2011, 8:19 am
On the ABC's Four Corners program in May, we collectively learned the uncomfortable truth about live export to Indonesia. More than 500,000 cattle are sent to Indonesian slaughterhouses each year, and many face brutal treatment. We watched these animals have their eyes gouged, tendons cut and tails broken, and we heard the guttural bellowing of intense pain.

Confronted by this disturbing reality, the Australian public demanded change from their political representatives. Animal welfare is sometimes seen as a fringe or extremist cause, but the size and unanimity of response throughout the country has shown otherwise. Australians share a fundamental compassion for animals and a willingness to act when evidence of suffering is presented. We know they share many attributes with humans; fear, pain and grief for starters.


Michele Wilkinson (106)
Friday August 12, 2011, 8:24 am

Constance F (418)
Friday August 12, 2011, 2:56 pm
I am very happy that activists and the Australian citizens have spoken out in outrage. Although, stated in article and obvious to all of us - Govs ignore the outcry for short-sighted and quick profits, I will remain hopeful these bills pass, especially the one by the Green that requests immediate banning of export. I am always baffled how long it takes, these time projections!!!

Belinda B (7)
Saturday August 13, 2011, 1:09 am
There is a demonstration in my city tomorrow, my partner and I are going.

irene davis (74)
Sunday August 14, 2011, 12:29 am

KS Goh (0)
Sunday August 14, 2011, 1:01 am
Thanks for the article.

Danuta W (1249)
Sunday August 14, 2011, 2:13 am

Sarah G (109)
Sunday August 14, 2011, 2:50 am
excellent article, thanks for posting

Dominic Delarmente (33)
Sunday August 14, 2011, 3:33 am
Noted..Thank you Simone

Jason Green (235)
Sunday August 14, 2011, 5:00 am
Voiceless is a great and awe-inspiring organization

Past Member (0)
Sunday August 14, 2011, 5:06 am
n. Thank You, Simone.

Hana Bosco (38)
Sunday August 14, 2011, 5:12 am
thank you for the article Simone! noted

Past Member (0)
Sunday August 14, 2011, 5:28 am
Thank You Simone

Clare Canfield (122)
Sunday August 14, 2011, 6:20 am

Bo Gordon (1)
Sunday August 14, 2011, 7:24 am
Thank you, great insight

caterina caligiuri (69)
Sunday August 14, 2011, 7:40 am
************ Thanks simone...I stand up for the voiceless evey many others do...again thanks for the article *cat
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