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Re: Beef producer mayor laments 'devastating' cattle cruelty
« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2012, 09:19:36 PM »
Is this extremist farmer for real?

Real sorry the Mayor is...

But glad he can still profit from the cruelty.
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Re: Beef producer mayor laments 'devastating' cattle cruelty
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2012, 06:28:36 PM »
Really, Mr Mayor? The cruelty will happen as long as you send them. You can't educate savages.

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Beef producer mayor laments 'devastating' cattle cruelty
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2012, 06:27:15 PM »
A western Queensland mayor says footage of animal cruelty in an Israeli abattoir will not help the live export sector but should not be used to stop the trade.ABC TVs 7.30 program has aired secretly-filmed images, showing meatworkers repeatedly prodding cattle with electric stun guns.

The Department of Agriculture is looking into whether the cattle are from Australia, while Israel has launched a criminal investigation.

Boulia Mayor and beef producer Rick Britton says it is devastating that animal cruelty is still happening but protocols are working to improve standards.
 
"Regardless of whether it is an Australian animal or not, or where that animal comes from, we don't like seeing that cruelty," he said.

"Australia has got some of the world's best practices in the livestock industry and right across the farming industries in Australia, not just beef, so we need to be in that space - educating people on best practices.

"No-one likes to see that cruelty."

He says it is devastating those things are still happening.

"But nothing is 100 per cent - regardless of where [the cattle] are from," he said.

"I think this is where those groups are losing the plot - the industry itself have got concerns for the cruelty of any animal, regardless of where it is coming from.

"That is why we need to be in that space."

 By Chrissy Arthur  Posted Wed Dec 12, 2012

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-12-12/beef-producer-mayor-laments-devastating-cattle-cruelty/4423420?&section=news
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