Nov 8 2013
More Australian live animal exports are tortured before they have their throats slashed in Muslim countries
Another Perth-based live exporter is under Government investigation after footage emerged of Australian bulls being brutally halal-slaughtered in Mauritius. Video released by Animals Australia shows the bulls being dragged head-first off trucks on to concrete and being kicked and trussed before having their throats slit in the street.
AU News The animals are thought to have been exported by International Livestock Exports – a company already under investigation for alleged live export breaches in Kuwait. The investigation comes as Federal Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce signals his desire to water down live export rules put in place after the live export ban to Indonesia in 2011.
The WA Liberals are also set to vote on a motion at their State conference at the weekend to remove “red tape” from the live export system. Animals Australia said the latest incident was evidence that the live export system should not be weakened. “It is clear that without strong regulatory sanctions, exporters will not take their legal responsibility seriously,” an Animals Australia spokeswoman said.