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Greens release live exports position paper: building domestic meat processing

The Australian Greens have today released a position paper identifying five key issues the government must address to provide a more economically robust and humane alternative to the live exports trade, in the lead up to the important last Government caucus meeting of the year where live exports has been identified as a key issue by some Labor MPs ("Greens up ante on ban of live animal exports", The Australian, today http://tiny.cc/qxemnw).

The paper can be accessed below.

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Live Exports - Greens and Meat Workers Union say enough is enough

New revelations of live export brutality seen in  Four Corners 'Another Bloody Business' should be a wake-up call to the Labor government to quickly transition away from the live export industry and grow domestic meat processing, says Australian Greens animal welfare spokesperson Senator Lee Rhiannon and Gran Courtney from the Meat Workers Union.

The Australian Greens have a bill to ban live exports currently being debated in federal parliament.

Greens Senator for NSW Lee Rhiannon said:

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