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Canberra Protest Against Live Animal Export

By BanLiveExportAustralia - 3 June 2011 15

You may have seen recent articles such this one on Sky News.

Talking about the protest events which are scheduled to be held in Brisbane, Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne, Hobart, Adelaide and Perth on Saturday, June 18.

This is to notify you about the Canberra protest!

Come along to the lawns of Parliament House on Saturday June 18 at 11 am and show your outrage at Australia’s live animal export trade. Make your voice heard!

Every year millions of Australian animals are exported live for slaughter. Cattle, sheep and goats are sent all through the Middle East and South East Asia — to countries where animal welfare laws do not protect them. Tens of thousands of animals don’t survive the sea journey and those that do, disembark into countries where they are transported, handled and then slaughtered in appalling ways. Most animals slaughtered overseas have their throats cut while they are fully conscious, leading to an incredibly painful and prolonged death.

The evidence gathered against Australia’s live trade by Animals Australia during the recent Indonesian investigation and in the Middle East in the eight years prior is damning. No amount of profit, no amount of excuses can justify Australia’s continued involvement in live animal export — the associated cruelty inflicted on animals — and the message that we are sending to other nations as to what is acceptable treatment of animals.

An upcoming protest to be led by local activists will help put a stop to this cruel trade. Please come along to show your support!

Saturday the 18th of June
11:00am – 12pm
Lawns of Parliament House

Canberra

Please check out the Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=150078871731841 if you have any further questions please post on the Facebook page as details are being checked regularly.

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15 Responses to
Canberra Protest Against Live Animal Export
Thumper 9:01 pm 06 Jun 11

Give it two months and this will be dead as a dodo and another fad protest will come along for a bit more faux outrage.

If you are serious then stop eating meat. It’s quite easy really.

clara 8:37 pm 06 Jun 11

The closure of the northern live trade will cause a flood of northern animals into southern states.This will hugely reduce the price of beef in our supermarkets, The more you protest the cheaper the meat and force northern producers to be more responsible for the welfare of their cattle beyond the farm gate.

clara 8:23 pm 06 Jun 11

Swaggie said :

Today’s ‘outraged’ citizens are hand fed another protest to attend, tomorrow will be another cause and yesterday’s was Wikileaks, They’ll then go home having done their ‘duty’ and wait until the next internet ‘outrage’ gives them another cause to support for a couple of weeks..If everyone was so concerned they should be picketing the Indonesian Embassy round the clock and getting their Gvmt to outlaw the practice no matter WHERE the animals are sourced from.

o rstop eating red meat

Swaggie 10:58 am 05 Jun 11

Today’s ‘outraged’ citizens are hand fed another protest to attend, tomorrow will be another cause and yesterday’s was Wikileaks, They’ll then go home having done their ‘duty’ and wait until the next internet ‘outrage’ gives them another cause to support for a couple of weeks..If everyone was so concerned they should be picketing the Indonesian Embassy round the clock and getting their Gvmt to outlaw the practice no matter WHERE the animals are sourced from.

Watson 3:30 pm 04 Jun 11

BimboGeek said :

As a vegan I’m completely unimpressed by this bandwagon.

The people organising the rally are vegans and animal rights activists. They are all about saving the animals. But even if you manage to globally ban live export you’ll still end up with dead export.

Really, what’s the issue here?

Huh? So because you are against killing animals for food, you don’t give a stuff about how much the animals suffer before they get killed? Noice…

Deref 2:43 pm 04 Jun 11

You’ve gotta love religion, haven’t you? Jehova says that you have to kill animals by slitting their throats, but leaving the spinal chord intact so that the conscious animal can enjoy every minute of its slow and painful death. Sounds to me like he’s a god with way too much time on his hands.

BimboGeek 12:42 pm 04 Jun 11

As a vegan I’m completely unimpressed by this bandwagon.

The people organising the rally are vegans and animal rights activists. They are all about saving the animals. But even if you manage to globally ban live export you’ll still end up with dead export.

Really, what’s the issue here?

Jethro 7:04 am 04 Jun 11

toriness said :

BobGrrl said :

Jethro said :

A large part of the problem with the live export trade is the conditions the animals live in whilst on the boats. Obviously with a close trading partner like Indonesia this isn’t a huge issue, but once you start shipping animals off to the Middle East or Africa it is.

Yes and if Australia bans exports to Indonesia, they will have to source their animals from somewhere else, such as South America, which means a longer boat trip.

Which yes points to a larger problem – ie global maltreatment of animals. Are you suggesting Australia ignores this in the interests of making a quick buck? I couldn’t even watch the news item uncovering this torture – call me a bleeding heart liberal if you like, I don’t care, I’m just glad I have a heart – but I have read and heard enough about it to know it’s !**!&#)*@ disgusting and I don’t think our country should have anything to do with it. It’s no different to trade sanctions on a country committing other illegal and immoral acts.

Good luck with the rally, OP.

Agreed. The other people are doing it so I should too argument is pretty weak. Our moral responsibility is with our actions.

toriness 12:56 am 04 Jun 11

BobGrrl said :

Jethro said :

A large part of the problem with the live export trade is the conditions the animals live in whilst on the boats. Obviously with a close trading partner like Indonesia this isn’t a huge issue, but once you start shipping animals off to the Middle East or Africa it is.

Yes and if Australia bans exports to Indonesia, they will have to source their animals from somewhere else, such as South America, which means a longer boat trip.

Which yes points to a larger problem – ie global maltreatment of animals. Are you suggesting Australia ignores this in the interests of making a quick buck? I couldn’t even watch the news item uncovering this torture – call me a bleeding heart liberal if you like, I don’t care, I’m just glad I have a heart – but I have read and heard enough about it to know it’s !**!&#)*@ disgusting and I don’t think our country should have anything to do with it. It’s no different to trade sanctions on a country committing other illegal and immoral acts.

Good luck with the rally, OP.

Thumper 7:55 pm 03 Jun 11

I’ve been against live exports of animals for many years. the conditions are simply cruel and no animal should have to endure it.

Maybe it’s time the world got rid of excessively cruel practices against animals, after all, we are supposed to be civilised.

BobGrrl 7:01 pm 03 Jun 11

Jethro said :

A large part of the problem with the live export trade is the conditions the animals live in whilst on the boats. Obviously with a close trading partner like Indonesia this isn’t a huge issue, but once you start shipping animals off to the Middle East or Africa it is.

Yes and if Australia bans exports to Indonesia, they will have to source their animals from somewhere else, such as South America, which means a longer boat trip.

Jethro 5:55 pm 03 Jun 11

ConanOfCooma said :

It doesn’t strike me as particularly intelligent to support banning live export based on the Indonesian and Middle East issues. There are many, many more countries we export to that do slaughter the stock to our standards, why do you want to punish them for the transgressions of other countries?

To anyone that replies “Well, we want to stop that too, it’s inhumane” – These standards are the ones used by our own country. That means to support the stop of live export, you will also need to support the cessation of the meat industry in Australia. If you are that far out for cow rights, then you probably feel the same about animals in general. In that case, you need to protest about pet shops, nature and God, as they are all pretty cruel to animals as well.

A large part of the problem with the live export trade is the conditions the animals live in whilst on the boats. Obviously with a close trading partner like Indonesia this isn’t a huge issue, but once you start shipping animals off to the Middle East or Africa it is.

ConanOfCooma 4:04 pm 03 Jun 11

It doesn’t strike me as particularly intelligent to support banning live export based on the Indonesian and Middle East issues. There are many, many more countries we export to that do slaughter the stock to our standards, why do you want to punish them for the transgressions of other countries?

To anyone that replies “Well, we want to stop that too, it’s inhumane” – These standards are the ones used by our own country. That means to support the stop of live export, you will also need to support the cessation of the meat industry in Australia. If you are that far out for cow rights, then you probably feel the same about animals in general. In that case, you need to protest about pet shops, nature and God, as they are all pretty cruel to animals as well.

Diggety 3:57 pm 03 Jun 11

Yes, yes. And let’s protest against the rise of that Hitler guy with his ‘Nazi’ party. I’m very suspicious of those guys.

(Update your ‘facts’ please)

Solidarity 3:51 pm 03 Jun 11

So the countries will just source animals from other non-Australian sources

Awesome

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