From North Queensland Register on 03 May, 2013:
Live export industry members are moving to address a fresh crisis today (Friday), amid reports of an alleged complaint of animal cruelty towards Australian cattle in Egypt.
Industry sources are saying exports have been voluntarily suspended to the facilities in question, effectively suspending all cattle exports to Egypt.
It’s understood the complaint is based on vision from Animals Australia which could also appear in television media at a later date, as per previous allegations.
A statement posted on the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF) website today has confirmed a complaint has been received about alleged animal welfare concerns in Egyptian abattoirs and is being investigated…
Read more, by Colin Bettles, at:
And on May 5, 2013, from The Sydney Morning Herald:
New footage shows extreme cruelty to cattle in Egyptian slaughterhouses the Australian industry has previously described as ”state of the art”.
Exports of livestock to Egypt were suspended after animal welfare group Animals Australia handed the graphic evidence to the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry last week. The footage has not been made public, but Mr Ludwig [the minister] has described it as ”sickening”.
Prime Minister Julia Gillard said all animal abuse was repulsive to Australians and the export industry.
Greens senator Lee Rhiannon said this was more evidence is the government was failing to prevent cruelty…
Read more, by Chris Johnson, National Political Correspondent at:
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