Live export animal welfare overlooked by Australian authorities

Australia reinstates an external watchdog after an independent review of the federal Department of Agriculture highlights its failure to regulate the live export industry
calendar icon 8 November 2018
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When reports emerged detailing the deaths of thousands of animal during live exportation out of Australia, federal agriculture minister, David Littleproud, slammed live exports and sought to correct this shocking oversight of animal welfare.

After viewing footage of live sheep export provided by Animals Australia, Littleproud said in interviews that he was left "shocked and gutted", but thanked Animals Australia for coming forward and

Emily Houghton

Editor, The Pig Site

Emily Houghton is a Zoology graduate from Cardiff University and was the editor of The Pig Site from October 2017 to May 2020. Emily has worked in livestock husbandry, and has written, conducted and assisted with research projects regarding the synthesis of welfare and productivity of free-range food species.

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