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Vets find Egyptian abattoir breached welfare standards.
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2013, 01:23:24 AM »
Australian vets sent by the Government to inspect the abattoirs in Egypt have found one of them was below international animal welfare standards.

The vets have been working with Egyptian counterparts to inspect the Ismaila and Ain Sokhna abattoir facilities since May 15, after footage of cattle being stabbed at and mistreated was leaked to the ABC.

Inspection of Ismaila found it to comply, but some aspects of the Ain Sokhna abattoir and its practices did not meet international animal welfare standards.

  Still of animal cruelty footage in Egypt height=227 Photo: Video still from footage obtained by 7.30 showing mistreatment of Australian cattle at abattoirs in Egypt. The footage prompted the suspension of live exports to Egypt on May 4, 2013. (7.30)     

"The management of the facility is implementing corrective actions to meet required standards," said DAFF.

The department says it is trying to ensure the remainder of the cattle held in the two facilities are well treated.

Livestock exporters have decided to suspend trade with Egypt until the joint Egyptian-Australian investigations are completed. 

ABC Rural  By  Sarina Locke    23.5.2013