Archive of: live export

RSPCA Australia CEO comments on efforts to wind back live export reform

20 October 2020

RSPCA Australia CEO comments on efforts to wind back live export reform

RSPCA Australia’s CEO, Richard Mussell, has written an article about the Live Export industry’s efforts to wind back animal welfare reform.

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RSPCA WA update on Al Kuwait live sheep export

03 July 2020

RSPCA WA update on Al Kuwait live sheep export

The Al Kuwait has arrived in the Middle East. RSPCA WA sent the following opinion piece to The West Australian newspaper but unfortunately it has not been published.

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RSPCA WA Statement: Live Export Ship Concerns

02 June 2020

RSPCA WA Statement: Live Export Ship Concerns

RSPCA WA Chair Lynne Bradshaw AM has written to the WA Minister for Agriculture to voice our concerns about an application for exemption from animal welfare policy for a live sheep export ship to send 56,000 sheep into the searing heat of the northern hemisphere summer.

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RSPCA seeks urgent assurance for stranded sheep

28 May 2020

RSPCA seeks urgent assurance for stranded sheep

RSPCA Australia seeks urgent assurance that Al Kuwait sheep will be protected from dangerous exemption after COVID-19 outbreak.

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RSPCA Statement on Al Kuwait Live Sheep Export COVID-19 Outbreak

27 May 2020

RSPCA Statement on Al Kuwait Live Sheep Export COVID-19 Outbreak

The RSPCA will be closely monitoring the welfare of 56,000 sheep left stranded by the live export industry after a COVID-19 virus breakout aboard the Al Kuwait that docked in Fremantle on Friday, 22 May 2020.

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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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