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2nd National Day of Action to End Live Export – Canberra Rally

By Canberrateacher - 8 July 2011 28

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Join us in Canberra to support the second National Day of Action to End Live Export. This second rally is in response to the ban on live exports to Indonesia which has been just been lifted by the Federal Government.

Rallies are being held across the nation, and we need to be louder and bigger than before!

Please bring banners, placards, friends and family members, and loud voices!

Confirmed speakers: Caroline Le Couteur (ACT Greens), Steve Garlick (President of the Animal Justice Party)

30 July • 12:00pm

The lawns of  Parliament House

Details on Facebook.

[ED – but will there be attractive women dripping in bloodlike substances a’la last night’s ABC footage of the protest at Julia Gillard’s electoral office?]

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imarty 9:20 am 03 Aug 11

Pity it wasn’t a week later on the 22nd…
http://www.beefcentral.com/news/article/423

Ben_Dover 10:09 am 01 Aug 11

I take it all the anti export brigade are vegetarian? You may be interested to know that IGA and other supermarkets are now selling Linda McFarty products. Or you may just be hypocrites.

EvanJames 9:24 am 01 Aug 11

OK, 14 August it is for the Canberra rally. This is run by Animals Australia and RSPCA, not extremist groups. In fact on the info page http://banliveexport.com/rally/?m it says “family friendly”.

So if you want to stand up against this, this is the place to do it.

Thumper 8:35 am 01 Aug 11

What Mr Evil said.

The conditions the animals are kept in whilst being transported is simply cruel.

EvanJames 10:35 pm 31 Jul 11

The main campaign, run by Animals Australia, the RSPCA and Get Up, is holding rallies in the capitals (including Canberra) on, from memory, the 14th of August. The vote in parliament on the bills to stop live export is happening on 18th August, hence the timing.

They’re starting to gear up the word-spreading now. It will be mainstream, I hope, not people pouring blood around the place. Animals Australia are the ones who got the footage we saw on Four Corners, and they’ve teamed up with the other two organisations to run this campaign.

The big problem is, the government has agreed to resume exports to Indonesia, and the Indonesians do not have to stun the cattle before cutting their throats. They’ll be fully conscious. Everything we saw on Four Corners will continue happening. The government thinks we’ve all forgotten. Prove them wrong.

Mr Evil 10:09 pm 31 Jul 11

Martlark said :

Mr Evil said :

…that I do not support the live export of any Australian animals to any other country….

How can where an animal is slaughtered have any effect on it’s welfare? As long as it is treated humanely all along the way, the colour of the workers skin, their religion or the design of their flag should not matter.

Bugger, you’ve seen right through me. Okay, I admit it: I hate wogs, chockos, coral stompers, gypos, dagos, spicks, darkies and Scientologists – and that’s my sole reason for wanting live exports halted.

Geez…….

Anyway, I’m not sure if you are aware of this, but unfortunately animals exported from Australia live aren’t flown first or business class with QANTAS to their destination. They travel on ships that don’t always have the most humane conditions onboard either – in fact, many of these ships make a 5 hour trip in the back of a cattle/sheep truck in Summer look good for animal welfare.

Martlark 7:43 pm 31 Jul 11

Mr Evil said :

…that I do not support the live export of any Australian animals to any other country….

How can where an animal is slaughtered have any effect on it’s welfare? As long as it is treated humanely all along the way, the colour of the workers skin, their religion or the design of their flag should not matter.

GardeningGirl 2:06 pm 31 Jul 11

What Mr Evil said #20
+1

Poor turnout? For me, as I said before, I don’t want to associate myself with either the street theatre mob or the vegan mob. Not the first time this average middle-aged concerned citizen has been discouraged from standing up for a valid issue because of the over-the-top extremist rent-a-crowd hoopla.

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