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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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2nd National Day of Action to End Live Export – Canberra Rally
GardeningGirl 12:56 pm 30 Jul 11

Apologies, I’m not sure how I put my added comment in as a quotation.

GardeningGirl 12:54 pm 30 Jul 11

EvanJames said :

The rallies are because the government has given up on compelling the various exporters to ensure that the animals and killed humanely. we all saw what had been happening for years on Four Corners a month back. This is not isolated to Indonesia, it’s been discovered again and again… Egypt and Kuwait not so long ago. So the people are demanding that the government simply ensure that the animals are treated in the way we expect, that they’re stunned before slaughter and not torn apart alive.

It’s not hippies, it’s not extremists, it’s normal people who give a damn. It’s all related to all animal welfare, like battery chickens, sow stalls, feed lots, puppy mills … any of this stuff feeds the bigger whole. But what we saw on Four Corners should have sickened any reasonable person.

The girl pouring blood on herself was acting out what we saw of how the cows were killed in Indonesia… I guess it’s street theatre. Not my cup of tea but it does get media attention.

imarty said :

BS. Your agenda is to stop meat consumption full stop.[/q

I was appalled by the Four Corners story and as far as I’m concerned the people who make a profit out of the trade had plenty of time to ensure adequate standards were met before the media spotlight was turned on what was happening. I would prefer to see live exports banned but at the very least Australia should enforce certain requirements for the animals sent to other countries.
Unfortunately 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.

housebound 5:48 am 30 Jul 11

Maybe you should go up north and face the people whose industry (and lives) you want to close down.

It is so easy to protest anything a bit yukky from the comfort of one’s own inner city life.

Canberrateacher 5:49 pm 29 Jul 11

****Please note*****
The date has changed. Please join us Sun Aug 14 at Parliament House. 12pm. There is no rally scheduled for tomorrow (July 30).

New Facebook details below:

https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=229903807042536

neanderthalsis 9:26 am 11 Jul 11

poetix said :

Nice to see someone doing something for idealistic reasons (if that makes sense) rather than self interest. Someone has to put welfare before profits.

And what about the jobs of the graziers, the Aboriginal cattlemen, the truck drivers and the dock workers? One would think that sustainable employment outcomes in regional communities was an idealistic reason for resuming the trade.

poetix 6:51 pm 10 Jul 11

Nice to see someone doing something for idealistic reasons (if that makes sense) rather than self interest. Someone has to put welfare before profits.

neanderthalsis 1:02 pm 09 Jul 11

Canberrateacher said :

No, the rally is asking for a complete ban. We don’t want stunning, we don’t want ‘improved welfare conditions’ – we don’t want live exports full stop.

Is it not rather short sighted to call for a blanket ban when those involved in the trade have committed to improving slaughter processes and animal welfare? The live exports industry, both for cattle and sheep will be very closely watch by the media looking for a repeat of the 4Corners treatment so it would be counter productive for those involved in the trade not to make significant changes to their processes.

Methinks that there is a tendency for these event to be hijacked by PETA and the militant vegan crowd with a much broader “no meat under any circumstances” agenda.

PS, I think that the photo needs a caption: Libra Fleur Ultra – for those heavy flow days…

imarty 9:43 am 09 Jul 11

BS. Your agenda is to stop meat consumption full stop.

Canberrateacher 11:49 pm 08 Jul 11

No, the rally is asking for a complete ban. We don’t want stunning, we don’t want ‘improved welfare conditions’ – we don’t want live exports full stop.

KB1971 12:42 pm 08 Jul 11

EvanJames said :

The rallies are because the government has given up on compelling the various exporters to ensure that the animals and killed humanely. we all saw what had been happening for years on Four Corners a month back. This is not isolated to Indonesia, it’s been discovered again and again… Egypt and Kuwait not so long ago. So the people are demanding that the government simply ensure that the animals are treated in the way we expect, that they’re stunned before slaughter and not torn apart alive.

It’s not hippies, it’s not extremists, it’s normal people who give a damn. It’s all related to all animal welfare, like battery chickens, sow stalls, feed lots, puppy mills … any of this stuff feeds the bigger whole. But what we saw on Four Corners should have sickened any reasonable person.

The girl pouring blood on herself was acting out what we saw of how the cows were killed in Indonesia… I guess it’s street theatre. Not my cup of tea but it does get media attention.

Why is it called “Rally to Ban Live Export” then?

Why isnt it called “Rally to Improve the Process of Live Import”? Won’t get the headlines?

EvanJames 11:42 am 08 Jul 11

The rallies are because the government has given up on compelling the various exporters to ensure that the animals and killed humanely. we all saw what had been happening for years on Four Corners a month back. This is not isolated to Indonesia, it’s been discovered again and again… Egypt and Kuwait not so long ago. So the people are demanding that the government simply ensure that the animals are treated in the way we expect, that they’re stunned before slaughter and not torn apart alive.

It’s not hippies, it’s not extremists, it’s normal people who give a damn. It’s all related to all animal welfare, like battery chickens, sow stalls, feed lots, puppy mills … any of this stuff feeds the bigger whole. But what we saw on Four Corners should have sickened any reasonable person.

The girl pouring blood on herself was acting out what we saw of how the cows were killed in Indonesia… I guess it’s street theatre. Not my cup of tea but it does get media attention.

KB1971 10:19 am 08 Jul 11

neanderthalsis said :

Why would I want to rally to put an end to an industry that is one of our major exporterss and employer of Indigenous people in remote northern communities? Yes, the treatment of the beasts was less than ideal, but with a few process changes and monitoring, the problem can be fixed.

Why not protest against something meaningful, like getting a ban on sow stalls.

x elenventybillion!!!!!

Bails 9:59 am 08 Jul 11

Ugh. Hippies up to their usual tricks. Perhaps they should spend some time looking into the issue, and they’ll see the thousands of cattle dying of hunger and starvation as they are stranded as a result of knee jerk policy, before they go and bathe themselves in blood.

neanderthalsis 9:57 am 08 Jul 11

Why would I want to rally to put an end to an industry that is one of our major exporterss and employer of Indigenous people in remote northern communities? Yes, the treatment of the beasts was less than ideal, but with a few process changes and monitoring, the problem can be fixed.

Why not protest against something meaningful, like getting a ban on sow stalls.

Skygod 9:33 am 08 Jul 11

Will they have a sausage sizzle?

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