Archive of: live export

Live sheep exports: Twin-tier ships on the way out

17 October 2019

Live sheep exports: Twin-tier ships on the way out

Twin-tier ships are set to be gone from Australia from 1 January 2020 and this can only be good for animal welfare.

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RSPCA WA Welcomes Charges for Alleged Cruelty to Live Export Sheep

31 July 2019

RSPCA WA Welcomes Charges for Alleged Cruelty to Live Export Sheep

RSPCA WA Chair, Lynne Bradshaw, AM, welcomes news that WA Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development has charged a Perth-based live export company and two of its Directors, with alleged animal cruelty under WA’s Animal Welfare Act 2002.

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New Govt Reports reveal why Vietnam is the most dangerous desitnation for exported cattle

25 June 2019

New Govt Reports reveal why Vietnam is the most dangerous desitnation for exported cattle

RSPCA Australia is calling on the live export industry to voluntarily stop sending cattle to Vietnam until an independent review of the Exporter Supply Chain Assurance System (ESCAS) can be completed.

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International vet expert says long haul live export should end

06 June 2019

International vet expert says long haul live export should end

The Australian Veterinary Association held its annual national conference in Perth in mid-May. A keynote speaker, one of the world’s foremost animal welfare experts – recognised as such by the Australian Government – said long-haul live animal exports are too high a risk and should not take place.

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Live Sheep Export Update

26 November 2018

Live Sheep Export Update

In recent weeks, the federal government granted a licence to RETWA to export live sheep to the Middle East. This has given some producers involved in the live sheep trade reason to express optimism in its future.

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Sheep and Heat Stress: The Facts

21 June 2018

Sheep and Heat Stress: The Facts

Both the Australian Veterinary Association and the Federal Government commissioned review of the live sheep export industry by Dr Michael McCarthy raised the issue of the impact of heat stress on sheep.

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Open letter to all West Australians from RSPCA WA President, Lynne Bradshaw AM

18 April 2018

Open letter to all West Australians from RSPCA WA President, Lynne Bradshaw AM

Open letter from RSPCA WA President, Lynne Bradshaw AM, about the horrendous live export situation currently unfolding.

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Live Export Standards Review

20 March 2018

Live Export Standards Review

The Australian Standards for the Export of Livestock (ASEL) are currently under review and RSPCA has high expectations better animal welfare will be the result.

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