Animals Australia’s investigative work into the treatment of animals exported live to the Middle East was highlighted on New Zealand’s popular current affairs program, Sunday.
New Zealand’s premier current affairs program Sunday recently focussed on attempts to re-open the live sheep export trade from New Zealand to the Middle East. Evidence gathered by Animals Australia in the Middle East played a pivotal role in this program.
Animals Australia’s Communication Director Lyn White was interviewed and conveyed the brutal treatment of animals that she has witnessed in the Middle East, and that the inherent welfare impacts of shipboard transportation can never be overcome. The Sunday program was inundated with New Zealanders opposed to the re-opening of the live trade. Importantly, the New Zealand Minister for Agriculture has now stated that the trade will not reopen whilst his government is in power.