Australia: Labor Move to End Live Exports Grows

Labor move to end live exports grows

Gabrielle Dunlevy

October 12, 2010 – 9:09PM

Another federal Labor MP has joined calls to phase out live animal exports, with Fremantle MP Melissa Parke speaking out at a rally in her Western Australian electorate.

Ms Parke has joined animal welfare activists, meatworkers and union leaders to call for the end of the trade for both ethical and economic reasons.

It comes as Labor MP for the NSW north coast seat of Page, Janelle Saffin, plans a notice of motion against live cattle exports, which Ms Parke says she will support, along with Labor MP for the Tasmanian seat of Lyons, Dick Adams.