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Ludwig admits live export welfare problems aren't over
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2012, 04:10:38 PM »
The Federal Government admits the new live export supply chain system isn't perfect, and won't rule out more animal abuse in Indonesian abattoirs.

The week marks a year since the government banned live cattle exports to Indonesia after horrific vision was broadcast on ABC Four Corners program.

Agriculture Minister Joe Ludwig says the fact that vision will be investigated by the Department of Agriculture proves the new system works.

"No one wants to see the horrendous film that we saw again, which is why we put in place the supply chain assurance program," he said.

"What it makes sure is individual exporters are responsible for that supply chain.

"That means if there's a slip or a mistake - let's be realistic, there will be slips and there will be mistakes into the future, there will be vision as we saw and I don't want to see it, but there will be.

"But we do have a regulator that will take that vision, examine what happened, go back to the individual exporter and demand an explanation."

By Will Ockenden
Monday, 04/06/2012
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