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« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2012, 10:54:30 PM »
Bit of a slow learner, isn't he?

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Export of breeding animals under review
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2012, 10:53:24 PM »
Animals exported for breeding purposes may be protected by regulations similar to those governing live exports for slaughter, the federal government says.
Australia has comprehensive rules surrounding live animals exported for slaughter, introduced after the ABC aired footage last year of animals being treated inhumanely at slaughterhouses in Indonesia.

But they don't apply to breeding animals.

The ABC earlier this week showed more contentious footage of exported sheep and cattle being mistreated, this time at a farm north of Doha, Qatar, in the Middle East.

A vet on the program said the animals, which had been exported for breeding purposes, hadn't been fed, and that no one had checked the air conditioning in the calf unit, despite the temperature reaching 50 degrees.

In one week 64 of the cows had died - others were malnourished and dehydrated.

Agriculture Minister Joe Ludwig responded on Wednesday saying the issue had been raised in the federal government commissioned Farmer Review, an independent review of the export of Australian livestock.

Recommendations already acted on included the roll-out of the exporter supply chain system.

The review also recommended the government address whether there was a need for additional conditions governing animals exported for breeding purposes.

"I think the answer to that is yes," Senator Ludwig said.

While the government was considering the recommendation, Senator Ludwig said anyone with evidence of mistreatment of breeding stock should report it to the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry for investigation.


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