The licence renewal of Emmanuel Exports, the largest exporter of sheep in Australia, is a slap in the face for the large majority of Australians, who want this vile industry banned for good, and a huge betrayal of animals.
The licence was cancelled after an investigation into the death from heat stress of 2,400 sheep on a voyage to the Middle East aboard the Awassi Express in 2017. Footage showed suffering sheep panting for air and water as temperatures soared.
The industry has not improved, with PETA’s Asia investigations this year showing horrific scenes of Australian cattle in Indonesia being inexpertly stunned and staying alive for up to twelve minutes before they choked to death on their own blood.
The live export industry has proven unable to reform, and when animals are crammed onto ships as though they were inanimate commodities to be sold for slaughter, it’s not surprising that they are treated as if their agony does not matter. The corporations behind this cruelty are the meat and leather industries. If you buy meat at an Australian supermarket or purchase leather shoes, you’re putting money in the pockets of the people who send these animals to suffer e overseas. To stop this cruelty just stop buying animal products.