ANIMALS AUSTRALIA has been working tirelessly to end the live export of animals to Muslim countries

Ban_LiveDespite a few ‘tough Australian regulations’ on live exports put in place more than two years ago, tragically, the inhumane and barbaric Islam-compliant halal slaughter of live Australian animals shipped to Muslim nations is still going strong…reaching new heights every year during the Muslim holiday of Eid (The Festival of Sacrifice)

Animals Australia deployed investigators in the largest coordinated live export investigation in history focusing on the extreme cruelty associated with Islamic halal slaughter. For decades, the live export industry has capitalized on this time of year when live animals are sold and ‘sacrificed’ en masse. And for decades, animals have suffered horrific consequences. 

 Live animals exported from Australia are beaten, whipped, stabbed, and brutally killed… Australian laws are supposed to prevent this. But with the Australian Government yet to lay charges against any live export company — despite ongoing evidence of breached regulations — it inevitably happen all over again.


In Jordan, investigators documenting illegal sheep sales in roadside markets have reported that one company was offering locals four live sheep in exchange for beating up anyone with a camera. Australian sheep continue to be illegally sold from and slaughtered at a notorious livestock market in Kuwait despite five legal complaints and additional conditions being placed on exporters.


Malaysia, Mauritius, Jordan, Kuwait, Indonesia, West Bank, Gaza, Egypt — everywhere we’ve looked laws are being broken whether it be illegal sales, cruel methods of restraint, or brutal street slaughter — Australian animals are suffering the horrendous consequences.


The Australian government has an abundance of evidence that ear tags are being removed from sheep and cattle being illegally sold and slaughtered in Jordan, Kuwait and Gaza — to prevent identification of the exporter. Akin to a burglar wiping away their fingerprints to avoid detection, nothing has been done to curb this destruction of evidence.


Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) has a history of covering up for the live export industry and misleading producers, politicians and the public about the reality for animals exported live. In Egypt, MLA said Bassateen abattoir set a ‘benchmark’ for animal welfare despite eye stabbing and tendon slashing of cattle being standard practice at this notorious facility.


The live export industry publicly hailed their new abattoir in Egypt as ‘first-class’ and ‘state-of-the-art’. Only when the horrors inside this slaughterhouse were exposed in 2012 did they admit practices were in fact ‘horrific’ and ‘unconscionable’ with cattle being stabbed, slashed and butchered while still alive.

Defenders of live export insist they are providing ‘safe protein’ to the world but the truth is many overseas Islamic abattoirs that slaughter Australian animals would fail basic hygiene audits.