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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Australian live cattle exports suspended to Japan

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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