Australia: The Real Horrors Of Live Exports Now Exposed – And A Crap Aussie Government.

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Video link – https://secure.animalsaustralia.org/take_action/live-export-shipboard-cruelty/?ua_s=facebook

Dead animals thrown overboard


One would think that animals arrive alive in a live export. Video footage released by the Australian news magazine 60 Minutes shows for the first time the complete range of maladministration in Australian living exports. The conditions on board are so severe that many animals starve to death, die of thirst, are trampled or succumb to the enormous heat on board. Their dead bodies are simply thrown into the sea. A brave crew member could no longer watch the conditions and documented on five different trips the horror that he had to watch every day.

 

Overcrowded ships and panting animals


Approximately 60,000 animals are loaded onto a ship for a trip from Australia to the Middle East. Due to the narrowness, many sheep do not have regular access to food and drink. Only the strongest make it to the troughs. All of them stand and lie for days in their own fecal matter and suffer from the enormous heat and high humidity on the ship. The pictures, which were taken in August 2017, show heavily panting animals with their tongues hanging out. In the midst of them decaying conspecifics who could no longer withstand the unbearable temperatures.

 

No protection for pregnant animals


Although pregnant animals are not allowed to be exported under Australian law, the eyewitness reports that some sheep had to give birth in these circumstances. The little ones often had no chance of survival, as they were lost in the crush their mothers or were trampled by the surrounding animals. The whistleblower also reports that crewmembers have been repeatedly called upon to slit the lambs’ throats. Over 2,400 animals were dead at the end of the journey.

 

Illegal trade

The conditions on board contradict the Australian animal welfare laws on several levels and are actually illegal.

When Minister David Littleproud was confronted with the footage, he merely stammered that Australia had the highest animal welfare standards in the world for live exports. But for the first time pictures prove the law violations, which increases the pressure on the Australian Ministry of Agriculture.

The Minister of Agriculture promised to hold those responsible to account and prompted preliminary investigations. In addition, the shipment of other animals, by the export company “Emanuel Exports” on which the recordings were created, prevented for the time being. A first and important step towards countering a complete ban on cruel livestock exports.

 

Video (english) and petition are there, please sign.

 

(Translation: Venus)

 

https://www.veganblog.de/schlagzeilen/australien-lebendexport/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1V96Y533Ds (english)

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For 60 years, cruelty to animals on live export ships has been kept secret.

There’s no ‘nice’ way to send animals halfway around the world to be killed for meat.

A live sheep isn’t ‘cargo’. He breathes. He thinks. He can suffer.  This simple fact may be lost on wealthy live export companies. But it wasn’t lost on one concerned crew member who was horrified by the suffering he witnessed on live export voyages…

This footage exposes an industry acting unlawfully. It reveals what millions of gentle animals have endured for decades, in secret.

And with it — a chance to end the cruelty.

More than 100,000 litres of urine and faeces accumulates on a typical live export ship every day sheep are on board. The ship won’t be ‘washed out’ until after they’ve disembarked.

As the northern summer kicks in, on-board conditions can turn catastrophic.

When temperatures soar — and predictably they do —  weeks of untreated waste buildup ‘melts’ into a thick, deadly soup. Any animal needing to lie down to rest risks being buried in excrement.

Corrosive ammonia chokes the air and burns the eyes and throats of those on board. Distressed animals rapidly overheat. Their hearts race as they gasp for oxygen. Trapped in what is essentially a ‘giant oven’, extremely heat stressed animals collapse before  literally being cooked alive. Other heat stressed sheep may die slowly over the following days. Those who survive a ‘heat event’ will continue to suffer in this putrid bog, now littered with the decaying bodies of their dead companions.

Imagine being born on a live export ship. The noisy vibrations the only sound you’ll ever hear. The inescapable stench of faeces the only air you’ll ever breathe…

These babies aren’t supposed to be born at all. Live export companies are legally required to ensure all ewes are pregnancy tested by ultrasound and certified not pregnant. And yet, heavily pregnant ewes are being shipped for slaughter like every other animal. Only — they’ll endure the trauma of live export while going into labour and giving birth.

Very few lambs born on a live export ship will ever see the outside world. Many will be  trampled, lose their mothers, or be killed by distressed crew members who are routinely ordered to slit their throats.

All this suffering is in aide of one thing: making wealthy live export companies even wealthier. And as it turns out, ‘business as usual’ on one of these ships to the Middle East isn’t just cruel, in many ways it’s illegal.

 

 

 

 

One Response

  1. To what level can humanity stoop?

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