Author Topic: LIVE EXPORT SHIP ALLOWED TO SAIL WITHOUT VET OR STOCKMAN.  (Read 1207 times)

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Re: LIVE EXPORT SHIP ALLOWED TO SAIL WITHOUT VET OR STOCKMAN.
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2012, 12:26:18 AM »
Make their own rules, don't they? And no-one - but no-one - can get on top of these breaches.

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LIVE EXPORT SHIP ALLOWED TO SAIL WITHOUT VET OR STOCKMAN.
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2012, 11:35:57 PM »
Documents released under Freedom of Information law reveal that in 2008 the veterinarian aboard the MV Hereford Express, carrying animals from Australia to Singapore and Malaysia, was removed from the vessel in Singapore. The veterinarian reported that the mortality limit for goats had been exceeded.

Dr Lloyd Reeve- Johnson was made to leave the ship after AQIS came to an informal (and in VALE’s view, illegal) agreement with the exporter to remove him. The ship then went onto Malaysia without an AQIS- accredited veterinarian on board, which contravened the Approved Export Program (AEP), the core legal provision protecting the welfare of animals onboard live export ships. The AEP required that the onboard veterinarian remain on the vessel until the last animal was unloaded.

Read the VALE media release: http://www.vale.org.au/uploads/1/0/4/3/10438895/vale_press_release_120514.pdf
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