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
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.