Undercover investigation reveals horrific cruelty on Australian cattle stations

Animals Australia

Animals Australia team

Last updated 5 December 2019

Israeli-based investigation agency, Sentient, has captured harrowing footage of cattle having their horns cut off without pain relief and animals being left to die on Australia’s remote outback stations.

The shocking footage taken from four cattle stations in Northern Australia has aired on prime-time television in Israel and renewed calls to shut down the live cattle trade to the country.

Investigators witnessed cattle undergoing surgical procedures including dehorning and castration, without any pain relief; animals being punched and kicked; botched euthanasia attempts; and sick or injured animals left to die without veterinary intervention.

The only thing more shocking than the systemic abuse exposed through this investigation, is that some of it is entirely legal.

"We were amazed to find out that some of the worst practices we have seen, including dehorning without using pain relief, are legal in Australia."
- Investigator, Sentient

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