"Mass deaths": ABC News reveals Australian dairy cows suffering in live export deal

"Mass deaths": ABC News reveals Australian dairy cows suffering in live export deal
 
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A $100-million, government-backed live export deal has been described as "poorly planned and inhumane". TAKE ACTION NOW!

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PUBLISHED ON: 5 April 2019

As revealed in an ABC News investigation, this deal has seen major Australian live exporter, Wellard, ship thousands of Australian and New Zealand dairy cows to Sri Lanka — where farmers claim they were left 'high and dry' without the promised training or resources to care for the animals.

As a result, hundreds of dairy cows and their calves have suffered and died.

What I have now are carcasses of those dead cows and calves. I think I have a cemetery, not a farm anymore.Amal Suriyage, local farmer

If Australian live export regulations aren't modified to include dairy and 'breeder' animals, there is nothing to stop a human and animal welfare disaster of this magnitude occurring again.

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