Greens reintroduce bill to ban live exports
Media release - 21 March 2012
The Australian Greens this afternoon reintroduced a bill into the Senate to ban live animal exports, the Live Animal Export (Slaughter) Prohibition Bill 2012.
"The live animal export trade is cruel, inhuman and immoral and the vast majority of Australians want it shut down. This Greens bill would put an immediate end to the horrific treatment of Australian livestock in overseas abattoirs", said Greens Senator and animal spokesperson Lee Rhiannon.