Author Topic: Live Export Horror: Malaysia animal activists call for change 11.5.2013  (Read 1010 times)

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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s growing animal rights movement came out in full force on Friday after a damning new report alleged widespread animal cruelty as part of the country’s importing of animals from Australia. Animals Australia has once again released damning footage that reveals the abhorrent cruelty inherent in the live export trade. It is time to end the transport of animals from one country to another for the sole purpose of being murdered for food.

    Live Export Horror: Malaysia animal activists call for change Animals Australia released damning footage of cruelty as part of live export to Malaysia.

“It is time for massive changes to Malaysia and how we treat animals. We are all fed up with this activity and are now going to call on both our government and Australia to end this horrific idea,” Ahmed, a 27-year-old activist, told “We are angry and we will have change.”

The animal rights organization has reported that across Australia’s rural parts, wild goats are being rounded up, “packed in crates, and exported for slaughter. Even fewer have ever seen inside this trade.”

Last month, Animals Australia conducted our first ever investigation in Malaysia—Australia‘s largest live export market for goats. “Once again, we discovered that the new live export ‘rules’ are being blatantly disregarded. And as a result, animals have been left totally exposed to cruel treatment,” the organization said in a press release.

They investigated 6 facilities in Malaysia, and goats were filmed being “roughly handled; stuffed into bags and car boots; and sold into unapproved facilities—often with their ear tags removed to conceal this clear breach of export regulations.”

This horrible practice must end and Ahmed and others called on others to support groups like Animals Australia who put animals well-being first in their extensive investigations that reveal the reality facing animals in today’s world.

 Alisha Hassan Posted date:  May 11, 2013