Tag: VALE

Export cattle’s dire conditions uncovered

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 […]

Animal welfare award for Sue Foster

Sue Foster

Sue Foster has received the 2020 David Bayvel Award for Excellence in Animal Welfare. The panel was unanimous in its decision and President of the ANZCVS Animal Welfare Chapter, Di Evans, praised Foster’s contribution to the field. “Foster has worked tirelessly for many years in highlighting the welfare issues associated […]

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 […]

China live export claims garner criticism

Veterinary groups have criticised the federal government’s plans to commence live cattle exports to China. Vets Against Live Export (VALE) said the journey by sea to China is about 18 days, equivalent to the journey to the Middle East, a distance they deem unacceptable. The organisation is also concerned about […]