Tag: livestock

Former senator to review livestock standards

Australian Livestock Exporters Council (ALEC) is welcoming veterinarian Chris Back’s appointment as the independent chair of the Technical Advisory Committee which will review the Australian Standards for the Export of Livestock (ASEL). ASEL is mandated by the Federal Government and regulates the handling of animals in Australia’s livestock export supply […]

Livestock voyage conditions may be reviewed

Changes to bedding and assessment protocols on live export voyages are being considered by the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources, following a controversial journey and calls by Vets Against Live Export (VALE). The department told The Veterinarian it is establishing a technical advisory committee to review the Australian Standards […]

Grandin’s advice for Australian live export industry

Livestock slaughter expert Temple Grandin has recommended abattoirs install video surveillance to reduce cruelty. Grandin was in Cairns recently to address the AVA conference, and she told Bush Telegraph that Australia should have more power to monitor slaughter facilities abroad when engaged in live exports. She said companies such as […]