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Ban Live Export Rally Sunday 14 August

By EvanJames - 10 August 2011 56

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.

http://www.animalsaustralia.org/features/live-export-rally.php

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.

What’s Your opinion?


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Ban Live Export Rally Sunday 14 August
EvanJames 12:27 pm 10 Aug 11

ConanOfCooma said :

Ban live export… FFS. Nice blanket statement, you morons. You can’t ban live export, too many lives depend on the income it brings.

None of you are too keen on training the other countries on proper treatment, and I don’t see any proposals for the banning of halal and kosher meats.

All you idiots did was see a TV show that made you gasp and it gave you the urge to actually do something constructive with your consumer lives. Too bad your total lack of intelligence has made you prioritise the treatment of animals in another country as a higher concern than the humans in your own country.

You have some good points, in there among the abuse. Your points would be better made without the abuse.

No humans in Australia are being torn, broken, smashed, slashed. But the animals we export to Indonesia and other countries are. That is the crux of it.

We are taking action because we cannot abide the cruelty that is happening. We cannot look the other way or dismiss it with glib utterances.

Many of the farmers who produce animals for export are also aghast at what has been happening. They want to make a living, but they too expect the government (and those useless so and sos in Meat and Livestock Australia) to find a better way.

EvanJames 12:22 pm 10 Aug 11

To clean it up, first we have to halt further exports into cruelty. To keep exporting animals to be torn apart as we saw on 4 Corners is repugnant. There is more information coming about revelations about what is happening in Turkey also… Animals Australia are giving the government a chance to see what they’ve found and respond, before they release it to the public.

We can’t fix this until it’s halted, and then the issue can be examined for solutions. I don’t want to take away the livlihoods of the cattle farmers who raise cattle and other animals for export to other countries, I’d like options to be explored for a solution that allows these people to earn a living. But not while animals are being shipped overseas and subjected to horrific cruelty.

The various people involved in this movement have different goals, some want a blanket ban forever, others want to see if there’s some way to trade humanely. But everyone has the same goal at the moment: to stop any more animals being treated the way we saw on 4 Corners. And that’s what the current campaign is about.

ConanOfCooma 12:08 pm 10 Aug 11

Ban live export… FFS. Nice blanket statement, you morons. You can’t ban live export, too many lives depend on the income it brings.

None of you are too keen on training the other countries on proper treatment, and I don’t see any proposals for the banning of halal and kosher meats.

All you idiots did was see a TV show that made you gasp and it gave you the urge to actually do something constructive with your consumer lives. Too bad your total lack of intelligence has made you prioritise the treatment of animals in another country as a higher concern than the humans in your own country.

Erg0 11:47 am 10 Aug 11

Stevian said :

You can’t clean up the industry without stopping live export, because live export is ipso facto inhumane, so your statement is just so much weasel words.

Did you actually read the post he was responding to? It was EvanJames that said we have a range of options, so if that’s not the case then the weasel words are coming from the pro-ban side of the fence.

Stevian 11:32 am 10 Aug 11

colourful sydney racing identity said :

chewy14 said :

EvanJames said :

It worries me that people could see what they do to those cattle, and feel that it’s OK so long as we are making money out of it.

I hope that the government can be motivated by these rallies and the letter-writing and other parts of the campaign to put in the effort to clean up this industry, so the animals are treated humanely and as we expect. There’s a range of ways we could ensure that the animals are killed without the disgusting cruelty we saw on 4 Corners.

But this rally isn’t about cleaning up the industry, it’s about stopping live export.
Thus I won’t support it.

Why do you support live export?

Good question, but I wouldn’t be expecting an answer

Stevian 11:30 am 10 Aug 11

chewy14 said :

EvanJames said :

It worries me that people could see what they do to those cattle, and feel that it’s OK so long as we are making money out of it.

I hope that the government can be motivated by these rallies and the letter-writing and other parts of the campaign to put in the effort to clean up this industry, so the animals are treated humanely and as we expect. There’s a range of ways we could ensure that the animals are killed without the disgusting cruelty we saw on 4 Corners.

But this rally isn’t about cleaning up the industry, it’s about stopping live export.
Thus I won’t support it.

You can’t clean up the industry without stopping live export, because live export is ipso facto inhumane, so your statement is just so much weasel words.

KB1971 11:16 am 10 Aug 11

Did you invite the affected farmers?

colourful sydney rac 11:16 am 10 Aug 11

chewy14 said :

EvanJames said :

It worries me that people could see what they do to those cattle, and feel that it’s OK so long as we are making money out of it.

I hope that the government can be motivated by these rallies and the letter-writing and other parts of the campaign to put in the effort to clean up this industry, so the animals are treated humanely and as we expect. There’s a range of ways we could ensure that the animals are killed without the disgusting cruelty we saw on 4 Corners.

But this rally isn’t about cleaning up the industry, it’s about stopping live export.
Thus I won’t support it.

Why do you support live export?

KaptnKaos 11:16 am 10 Aug 11

qbngeek said :

Cool, I will bring a bbq and put on a sausage sizzle…after all we are all going to have to eat a lot more meat to ensure that thousands of people don’t lose their jobs and end up on welfare after you decimate an industry.

Can we bbq the animals australia twits instead??? Eating meat is being cruel to animals.

Erg0 11:13 am 10 Aug 11

EvanJames said :

There’s a range of ways we could ensure that the animals are killed without the disgusting cruelty we saw on 4 Corners.

Indeed there are a range of ways, but I only see one option being presented by the organisers of this rally.

chewy14 11:12 am 10 Aug 11

EvanJames said :

It worries me that people could see what they do to those cattle, and feel that it’s OK so long as we are making money out of it.

I hope that the government can be motivated by these rallies and the letter-writing and other parts of the campaign to put in the effort to clean up this industry, so the animals are treated humanely and as we expect. There’s a range of ways we could ensure that the animals are killed without the disgusting cruelty we saw on 4 Corners.

But this rally isn’t about cleaning up the industry, it’s about stopping live export.
Thus I won’t support it.

EvanJames 11:05 am 10 Aug 11

It worries me that people could see what they do to those cattle, and feel that it’s OK so long as we are making money out of it.

I hope that the government can be motivated by these rallies and the letter-writing and other parts of the campaign to put in the effort to clean up this industry, so the animals are treated humanely and as we expect. There’s a range of ways we could ensure that the animals are killed without the disgusting cruelty we saw on 4 Corners.

qbngeek 10:56 am 10 Aug 11

Thumper said :

Cool, I will bring a bbq and put on a sausage sizzle…after all we are all going to have to eat a lot more meat to ensure that thousands of people don’t lose their jobs and end up on welfare after you decimate an industry

I think the federal government is doing a pretty good job at that.

Wekk I wasn’t going to bring the failings of Labor into it. There is plenty of time to discuss how they are decimating an entire country, not just an industry.

Thumper 10:38 am 10 Aug 11

Cool, I will bring a bbq and put on a sausage sizzle…after all we are all going to have to eat a lot more meat to ensure that thousands of people don’t lose their jobs and end up on welfare after you decimate an industry

I think the federal government is doing a pretty good job at that.

qbngeek 10:25 am 10 Aug 11

Cool, I will bring a bbq and put on a sausage sizzle…after all we are all going to have to eat a lot more meat to ensure that thousands of people don’t lose their jobs and end up on welfare after you decimate an industry.

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