2,400 sheep perished on board the Awassi Express in 2017 – their suffering and deaths forming the basis of a landmark criminal prosecution against live export company, Emanuel Exports.
The exporter was facing 16 charges of animal cruelty under the WA Animal Welfare Act.
Set to begin on 20 November, it’s been revealed that the prosecution will not be proceeding, upon instruction by the WA Department of Primary Industries.
So far, the reasons given relate to ‘taxpayer’ and ‘public’ interest.
While caring people living in WA voice their concerns to their state representatives, it’s also important that Federal MPs keep feeling the weight of public support for the Albanese government’s policy to end the live sheep trade once and for all. Please write a message of thanks to the Federal MPs who support this compassionate policy, and reinforce why it must be implemented as soon as possible.