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Your industry is under attack.
We have all seen the images aired on national television showing sheep suffering from heat stress on a long haul live export voyage from Australia to the Middle East in August 2017.
Unfortunately these images are being used by those opposed to live exports in a campaign to mislead the public that such events are an everyday reality, and to lobby politicians to ban the live sheep export trade.
They are only being told one side of the story.
With your help, we can let them know that these images do not reflect the entire industry.
You can help stop the myths and support your industry by contacting your political representative and let them know why you Support Live Sheep Exports.
This is the real picture of the condition of the sheep on the most recent voyage to the middle east.
Live Sheep Exports.
There is a lot of misunderstanding about the Western Australian live sheep export trade, and the industry that keeps it afloat.
Here are the most common myths about the WA live sheep export trade, and the facts that bust them apart.
Myth: Live sheep exports can be replaced with chilled and frozen boxed sheep meat exports.
Fact: The supply of livestock and chilled or frozen sheep meat often caters to distinct markets that are not interchangeable. Many Middle Eastern countries will not accept chilled or frozen sheep meat because they insist on slaughtering animals in accordance with cultural and religious guidelines.
In addition, lack of refrigeration in many Middle Eastern countries, and logistical difficulties and high costs in delivering and storing meat increases the demand for Australian livestock.
Hon. David Littleproud MP, Minister for Agriculture & Water Resources
“Live export is still open for business and has the support of the Australian government”.
West Australian 21 July 2018
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