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University student spotlights animal welfare
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2014, 04:36:27 PM »
Not too many weeks go by without animal welfare being raised in the Australian media.

Last week it was the report that 4000 sheep died of heat stress on a live export ship to the Middle East in September, 2013.

Animal welfare protection in the live export trade has been a hot topic for both Australian primary producers and the general community since a ban on cattle exports to Indonesia in 2011.

The debate has captured the attention of a student film-maker who used his final university project to produce a documentary investigating a range of opinions on animal welfare.

  Live export trade under scrutiny height=227     Audio: Uni graduate tackles the animal welfare debate (ABC Rural) 

Damon Meredith (@DamonAM) from the University of Technology Sydney says the suffering of animals strikes a nerve for many Australians.

Mr Meredith's video includes comment from the RSPCA, animal liberation groups, a NSW feedlot owner, an organic livestock producer as well as the NSW Minister for Primary Industry and the co-founder of @AGChatOz. 

Animal rights vs wrongs

Included in Damon Meredith's report:
  • Mark Pearson, Animal Liberation executive director
  • Tess Herbert, Gundamain feedlot owner
  • Mark Jeffrey, RSPCA manager of education and training
  • Katrina Hodkinson, NSW Minister for Primary Industries
  • Sophie Love, organic farmer
  • Danica Leys, @agchatoz co-founder and 'agvocate'
  • Clair Fryer, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals
  ABC Rural  Sarina Locke  20.1.2014