This Sunday (14 August) at 11am, rallies are being held all over Australia to call for an end to cruel live export of animals to countries where they are subject to horrific treatment. The Canberra rally is out the front of Parliament House.
This event is being run by Animals Australia and the RSPCA. These organisations co-ordinated the expose`we all saw screened on 4 Corners recently. Although the government suspended live exports to Indonesia, they are set to begin again shortly and nothing has changed, animals will still be killed slowly and cruelly, without being stunned first. Plus, Animals Australia has just uncovered evidence of similar cruelty in Turkey, where we also export animals.
Two independants (Wilkie and Xenophon) have introduced bills to ban live export, and these will be debated in Parliament on 18 August 2011.
This rally is being billed as family-friendly, and there will be speakers.