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Exporters get another $5m of OUR MONEY for dying trade
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2012, 12:33:52 PM »
Australian businesses involved in the live animal export trade are being reminded to apply for Government grants to support improved welfare standards in their supply chains. The Australian Government has provided $5 million through the Approved Supply Chain Improvements Program, to encourage industry investment in supply chains in live animal export markets. Funding is available on a 1:3 investment ratio with the Government contributing $1 for every $3 of industry investment. It can be used to fund eligible infrastructure upgrades and training and to help Australian exporters develop exporter supply chain systems that meet the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) animal welfare standards. “The Gillard Government actively encourages the use of stunning in the slaughter of livestock, and at least 20 per cent of program funds will be used to expand its use. This funding will help more exporters introduce stunning to their supply chains,” agriculture minister Joe Ludwig said. Applications will remain open until 30 April 2013 or until funds are fully allocated.