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Live Exports Bill: Lee Rhiannon's speech


Live Animal Export (Slaughter) Prohibition Bill 2012, Thursday 11 October 2012

Senator RHIANNON (New South Wales) (16:01): Events of recent weeks involving the cruel treatment of the live export shipments from Australia and the failure of the Exporter Supply Chain Assurance System highlight yet again why it is time to ban the live export trade. The Greens' Live Animal Export (Slaughter) Prohibition Bill 2012 would achieve that.

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Greens back new live export report: economic gains from domestic processing

The Greens say a new report from the World Society for the Protection of Animals, showing an additional 1300 jobs could be created and $204 million injected into the Northern Australian economy if 400,000 cattle were slaughtered locally rather that sent as live exports to Indonesia, boosts the case for a ban on live exports ("Abattoir call to end live exports", The Australian, p 2 today).

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Australia-wide ban live export rallies put heat on Labor govt

The Labor government must respond to mounting public concern over the cruelty involved in the live export of Australian livestock and move quickly to end the trade, said Greens animal welfare spokesperson Senator Lee Rhiannon in the lead up to today's ban live export rallies to be held in capital cities across Australia.
"The recent cruel treatment of Australian sheep stranded at sea and subject to brutality in Pakistan must be the final wake up call to the federal government and the live export industry. This trade has to end," Senator Rhiannon said.

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