Author Topic: Animal welfare advocates rally to call for ban on cruel live exports 17.4.2013  (Read 924 times)

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Protesters target cabinet meeting in Vic.

 Protesters calling for a ban on live animal exports have rallied outside a federal community cabinet meeting at a Melbourne school. About 100 protesters from Animals Australia lined the front of Norwood Secondary College in Ringwood just ahead of Prime Minister Julia Gillard's arrival on Wednesday night.

The protesters held up signs saying "no ban no vote" and "say no to live exports" as a heavy police presence stood guard at the school in the marginal seat of Deakin.

Animals Australia spokeswoman Lisa Chalk said the protesters wanted the federal government to ban all live animal exports.

"Community concern about live export hasn't gone away," Ms Chalk said.

"Live exports is inherently cruel. We're sending animals to countries that have no animal protection laws."

A similar protest was held outside a community cabinet meeting in Perth last month.

Ms Gillard and other cabinet members have made their way into the meeting.

 Date April 17, 2013      2013 AAP
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