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Live export breach claims go to court
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2013, 02:43:16 PM »
    AN ANIMAL welfare group is taking Australia's agriculture department to court over what it claims are breaches to live animal export laws.
 
The judicial review, which has been booked in for two days from Monday in the Federal Court in Sydney, has been initiated by international animal welfare group Animals' Angels against the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry.

The group has alleged the department failed to enforce the law governing the live export of goats from Fremantle to Singapore aboard the MV Hereford Express in November/December 2008.

In a statement today said the group will allege the department failed to enforce the law regarding a number of allegations about the voyage.

The group will allege breaches during the trip included the exporter altering of stock numbers "to show reduced animal mortality".

DAFF have been contacted this morning for comment.

Sarah Scopelianos |  October 24, 2013

http://www.weeklytimesnow.com.au/article/2013/10/24/587087_national-news.html