Australia: Japan Bans Australian Cattle Imports As Animals Test Positive To Disease (But Are Earlier Passed In Australia !!)


Thanks to Venus for getting the ball rolling with some info.

As a follow up to our recent post regarding Australian cattle being killed by the use of sledgehammers –

we have investigated press articles and can give you several links as follows.

Note also that Japan has suspended the import of Australian cattle due to disease concerns.  More info below, including many photographs – hence we are not publishing any. – SAV.


“The department is requiring exporters to review all systems, processes and facilities in their Vietnam supply chains. To date, four exporters have notified the department that they are suspending exports to some of their facilities in Vietnam while they review their ESCAS arrangements.”

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Live cattle exports to three abattoirs in Vietnam have been suspended after footage emerged of the animals allegedly being killed by sledgehammer.

But rather than the government taking the action, the industry itself has imposed the ban, with the Australian Livestock Exporters’ Council deciding to stop exports on June 12, just days after the fifth anniversary of the then-Labor government blocking exports to Indonesia in 2011.

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Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce has warned negligent live cattle exporters they could have their licences revoked after footage emerged of animals being bludgeoned to death with sledgehammers in Vietnam.

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Australia has suspended live cattle exports to three Vietnamese abattoirs after the release of shocking images of cattle being beaten to death with sledgehammers.

Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce said the Agriculture Department had launched an investigation immediately after receiving a complaint about the treatment of cattle in the abattoirs and had met with Vietnamese authorities who were also probing the allegations.



Japan Stops Importing Australian Cattle

Japan has temporarily stopped accepting live feeder and breeder cattle exports from Australia after a number of animals tested positive for bovine Johne’s disease.

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Japan bans cattle exports from Australia as 300 animals test positive for deadly cow disease

The disease was detected in 300 cattle imported from Melbourne last week. 

The imported cows were diagnosed with bovine Johne’s disease. 

Cattle passed health checks in Australia and tested negative to the disease.

The Department of Agriculture is working with Japan to resolve the issue.

Japan says the halt on live cattle imports from Australia is only ‘temporary’ 

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JAPAN has temporarily suspended live cattle imports from Australia over disease concerns.

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JAPAN has temporarily suspended live cattle imports from Australia over disease concerns.

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A ship carrying 2,766 head of Australian cattle dropped anchor off the coast of Sihanoukville on Thursday night and will this morning offload the first delivery of beef cows from the Pacific nation since Phnom Penh and Canberra finalized health protocols two years ago,

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The ripple effects of the “catastrophic” 2011 ban on Australian live cattle exports to Indonesia are still being felt across the beef industry.

That’s according to Northern Territory Cattlemen’s Association chief executive Tracey Hayes.

Today marks five years since the former Labor Government issued a blanket ban on live cattle exports to Indonesia, shortly after ABC’s Four Corners aired footage of Australian animals being mistreated in Indonesian abattoirs.

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England: Over 50,000 Signature Petition Handed In To Save Beagles Breeding Facility For American-owned company B&K Universal.



Today, we delivered an open letter, signed by almost 50,000 compassionate people, to the Home Office asking Home Secretary Theresa May not to grant a licence to a breeding centre that could send over a thousand dogs a year to laboratories for terrifying experiments.

When the American-owned company B&K Universal originally applied for planning permission to build the breeding facility in Grimston, near Hull, it was roundly rejected by the local council. But in terrible news for dogs, that decision was overturned by central government officials. Now, the Home Secretary is the only person who can stop this, by withholding a licence to breed animals.

If this breeding centre is built, mother dogs would be permanently confined to a sterile, windowless prison and forced to churn out litter after litter of puppies every year. When needed, these puppies would be shipped off to another unnatural environment – a laboratory. There, they could endure painful procedures such as being forced to inhale high concentrations of pesticides, being given heart attacks and being exposed to toxic chemicals, after which they would be killed and dissected.

In fact, because the proposed facility doesn’t even include any outside runs for the dogs – contrary to EU recommendations – Cruelty Free International took the Home Office to court, questioning why this facility was granted an exemption from the requirement to provide outdoor runs.

Disgracefully, the Home Office stated that the beagles – members of an active, playful and inquisitive breed – do not need to be provided with outdoor runs, and the London High Court has just declared that this exemption was made on lawful grounds, even though the law requires outdoor runs whenever possible.


All dogs should have the chance to see, smell and experience the outside world. The justification for denying them this basic right is deeply flawed, and we’ve written a detailed letter to the Home Office to that effect. Dogs who are denied access to the outdoors frequently suffer from problems such as canine compulsive disorder, which includes behaviour such as spinning, self-mutilation and repetitive grooming. Beagles should be allowed to express their personalities and behave like dogs – not treated like walking test tubes by experimenters.

In addition, if this appalling breeding centre is allowed to go ahead, it could pave the way for more facilities like this to be granted licences in the UK – and we simply can’t allow that.

Thank you to everyone who has spoken out against this cruelty.

We’ll keep you posted on what’s happening next in the campaign and how you can help.




Two Petitions and Yulin Latest.

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We will start with a petition regarding a dog that was killed over a pair of shoes !

Please support:

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…  and another …

Dog kept on chain with artery exposed.

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Here is the latest news we have on Yulin.

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HUNDREDS of dogs destined for the dinner table at China’s Yulin Dog Meat Festival have been rescued after animal rights endured a three-day stand off with an abattoir -bound lorry.

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Millions of Chinese Are Calling for an End to the Yulin Dog Meat Festival.

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China begins its annual dog meat festival… and the pictures are heartbreaking

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Serbia: News From Shelter Felix – Niki Has Now Had Her Stitches Removed and All Is Fine.

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Niki had her stitches removed a couple of days ago and the wound on her ear has healed nicely.

She must be so relieved that we’ve finally taken off her Elizabethan collar.

Her jerkish attitude towards everyone and everything hasn’t changed, though, but that’s alright, as no one really expected it would 😉

Donations to help all the cats thank you:

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