Breaches of ESCAS and evidence of international animal welfare standard breaches yet no punishment against exporter because "it was not possible to fully identify the sheep to a particular property, consignment or exporter based on the photos and footage provided." So much for ESCAS actually preventing abuse, torture and cruelty!
Were the identifying ear tags ripped from the ears of sheep who were abused in the Middle East? Were the Middle Eastern owners told to remove all traces of sheep identification to ensure no traceback of Australian ownership? Read more
More torture of Australian cattle caught on film by another Egyptian veterinarian at another Egyptian slaughterhouse. Read the rest
Apt cartoon by the very talented First Dog On The Moon – on AU gov't response to the latest round of abuse and torture.
DAFF "how to not freak out when foreigns get caught torturing cows management plan. OFFICIAL" Read the cartoon
Yet again the live export industry faces allegations of more cruelty and suffering: this time goat abuse in Malaysia:
Animals Australia provided the department with footage which it says shows goats being stuffed into car boots and taken away for private slaughter. It also allegedly shows cattle being killed in an inappropriate manner in ESCAS-approved facilities. Read more
Vets Against Live Export media release : Anti-cruelty measures for Australian live exports to Egypt have been in place since 2006…
"Unconscionable cruelty'' to Australian animals caught on film in two Egyptian slaughterhouses accredited to slaughter AU cattle. The facilities have been decsribed by the live export industry as "state of the art". Read more
The Australian Government and the live animal export industry claims exporting live animals overseas lifts animal welfare in those destinations
Is this what they mean?
Anger and disgust at abuses of cattle by Indonesia. More
If Australia's regulatory system which controls and oversees live animal export is really working, why were pregnant cows sent overseas for slaughter? Suspicious deaths of 65 cattle after a shipment containing pregnant cows was sent to Mauritius. Read more.
AUSTRALIA'S ESCAS FAILS AGAIN.
ANOTHER slaughterhouse exposed abusing and torturing Australian animals.
Video of Australian cattle being abused at an Israeli slaughterhouse has prompted questions of our live export system given the slaughterhouse was given the all clear in an audit for an Australian exporter two months before the video was taken. 7.30 report
Graphic footage: Australian sheep being dragged and slaughtered in the feedlot in Pakistan.
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NOTE: The AAV stands for AQIS Accredited Vet – this is a vet who is either contracted and paid by the exporter or in the employ of the exporter. The AAV is not an independant or government (AQIS) vet.
Australia fails to comply with even the very basic OIE recommendations which state that electric shock prodders should not be used on sheep and goats. Footage taken at the Port of Fremantle during late 2010 and 2011. It seems the use of prodders on animals is part of routine handling…
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May 16, 2013, 11:26:45 PMLightning ESCAS approval for PNG or will they pretend that they are breeding cattle and get in under that loophole? But we did g...