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Tasmanian rally on August 24 to ban live export
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2013, 09:23:58 PM »
 New push to ban live exports         

A PROTEST rally to highlight the plight of animals being exported for slaughter will be held on Parliament Lawns in Hobart tomorrow.


While no live export sheep or cattle shipments have left Tasmania for the Middle East since 2006, animals are shipped to the mainland where they are either processed or loaded onto other vessels heading overseas.

Rally organiser Suzanne Cass, from Stop Tasmanian Animal Cruelty, said the rally would start at 1pm.

"The aim is to make sure people are aware of the positions of the political candidates and parties on the systemically cruel live export trade," Ms Cass said.

She said a recent poll found the issue of live exports was a vote changer for 86 per cent of the people who responded.

"People have seen the horrific torture of animals sent to these foreign hell holes just to be slaughtered and 86 per cent had said enough is enough.

"We are deeply ashamed of Australia's part in this terrible animal abuse."

Speakers at the rally will include philanthropist and animal defender Philip Wollen OAM, Independent MHR for Denison Andrew Wilkie, former live export veterinarian Peter Kerkenezov, and Greens Senate candidate
Helen Burnet.

The Tasmanian rally will be followed by another in Adelaide on August 31.

   HELEN KEMPTON   |   August 23, 2013

    Rally organiser Suzanne Cass says the event aims to make people aware of the positions of the political candidates and parties on the live animal export trade.

http://www.themercury.com.au/article/2013/08/23/386225_tasmania-news.html
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