AVA representatives have attended Senator Murray Watt’s briefing on the phase out of live sheep exports. Watt, the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, formally announced the beginning of consultation, seeking views on a transition plan from stakeholders including the AVA.
Federal government veterinarians have alleged that injured animals are being transported to Australian slaughterhouses, despite laws intended to protect unfit livestock. Reports acquired by The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age claim that some sheep and cattle arriving at Victorian export abattoirs are incapable of supporting their own weight, with […]
Concerning conditions on cattle voyages have been uncovered in research funded by Vets Against Live Export (VALE) and the RSPCA. Published in international peer-reviewed journal Animals, the paper ‘Animal Welfare Risks in Live Cattle Export from Australia to China by Sea’studies independent observer reports on voyages between July 2018 and December 2019, accounting […]
The AVA is embarking on a tenacious campaign to protect live export animals travelling to the Middle East during the impending northern summer. The recent release of live export voyage footage from the Awassi Express was described as “horrific and utterly unacceptable” by the peak body, and a short review […]
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 […]