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: INDEPENDENT MP Andrew Wilkie declares war on cruel live exports
: WA Export News October 14, 2013, 09:40:21 PM
Wilkie declares war on live exports.     

INDEPENDENT MP Andrew Wilkie will again push for a ban on live animal exports after another report of Australian animals being mistreated overseas.

Today he released a statement saying he would reintroduce a Private Member's Bill to "ban the trade completely".

"The report today that Australian sheep are again being mistreated, this time in Jordan and Kuwait, is as predictable as it is shocking," the statement read.

"It's yet another reminder that the cruelty is continuing because the Australian Government doesn't care that the live animal export trade is systemically cruel, not in Australia's economic best interest and opposed by the majority in the community.

"It's also proof that the current supply chain regulations simply do not work because in this instance the tags are simply being torn from the animalsí ears to try and conceal their country of origin."

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