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Former diplomat urges live export phase out 9.11.2012
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2012, 10:46:55 PM »
A former Australian diplomat to the Middle East and Pakistan says Australia should use its seat on the UN Security Council to phase out the international live export trade.  Bruce Haigh is now a farmer in rural New South Wales, but also served as a diplomat in the Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and Iran in his diplomatic career.
 He says Australia will always be at the mercy of cut-throat business practices in the Middle East, and it's in Australia's interest to phase out the live trade over a couple of decades, in favour of processed meat exports.
 "The trade should be made more valuable; that's the point of what I'm arguing, that it should be value-added.
 We don't have to comply with medieval practices in the Middle East.
 What we want to see in the world is the most efficient transportation of food, and you don't get the most efficient transportation of food by sending it around the world live."Former diplomat urges live export phase out By Anna Vidot
 Friday, 09/11/2012
http://www.abc.net.au/rural/news/content/201211/s3629318.htm