AJP Calls for an Immediate Stop to the Export for Slaughter of all Live Animals
Any fair minded Australian disgusted by the horrific images of the live cattle trade to Indonesia shown in the May 2011 ABC Four Corners program ‘A Bloody Business’ would want an immediate stop to this vile industry, according to the Animal Justice Party. The AJP is Australia’s newest political party specifically set up to get better outcomes for all animals in the decisions of governments throughout Australia.
“Quite simply, this is pure animal brutality at its worst and we join with the Greens and the Independents and call for a complete stop to the export for slaughter of all animals from Australia”, said AJP President Professor Steve Garlick. ‘It is not even as if this brutality has not been shown multiple times on leading current affairs programs over the past decade’.
“This industry has had more than 25 years since a 1985 Senate Select Committee inquiry to address identified animal cruelty questions, and if what we see today is the best they can do then its time has well and truly run out”, said Professor Garlick.
“As an economist I can say there is also no justifiable economic argument to support the export of these animals for slaughter overseas. Once the animals leave our shores we have little control over their treatment”, he said.
The inquiries have already been done into this industry and now we have all the most up to date evidence we need in graphic detail thanks to the sterling efforts of Animals Australia. The AJP policy on the Live Animal Trade can be seen here.
*Homepage image source: www.animalsaustralia.com.