Stop Live Animal Export and Abuse

We need your help! Shocking new video has come to light of Australian cattle being tortured in Indonesian slaughterhouses. The footage, captured by Animals Australia and reviewed by RSPCA Australia, shows terrified cattle being beaten, enduring intense pain and agonizingly slow deaths.

View it to the left, but please be warned, it contains graphic material.

Public outcry from this footage has been unprecedented and the Australian Government has put a temporary ban on live cattle going to Indonesia. BUT this terrible video is just one example of the cruelty involved in the live animal export trade. Many more animals are still suffering and this ban could be lifted in as little as six months.

Live animal export to ALL countries needs to end now!

Sign this petition to Australia's Minister of Agriculture and stand alongside 100,000 Australians who want to see an end to the unnecessary and inhumane live export trade.
Dear Hon. Joe Ludwig,

I am writing this letter to voice my outrage about Australia's disgusting live animal export practices.

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As you know the journey for Australian cattle to Indonesia can take up to 10 days, while the trip for Australian sheep to the Middle East can take up to 35. Each year, around 40,000 sheep will die during the journey alone, many from starvation. If an animal is strong enough to survive this journey it will most likely be handled and slaughtered in the cruelest of ways -- slowly, painfully and for some, they are even tortured.

As a strong supporter of animal welfare, I am appalled by your continued support of live animal export, despite obvious animal cruelty, public outrage and bad economics. A six-month suspension just isn't enough.

These acts of abuse can and must be prevented. I am calling on you to stop the unnecessary and brutal live animal export for good.
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