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: University student spotlights animal welfare
: WA Export News 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  ( 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.

   (  (    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:
  ABC Rural  Sarina Locke  20.1.2014 (