The suffering of thousands of sheep and cattle trapped inside the MV Bahijah for over a month has captured international news headlines and once again shone a global spotlight on the cruelty and ruthlessness of the live animal export trade.
For many caring people watching on in distress, they know this is just the latest in a long line of disasters that have plagued this industry. And further evidence that animals will always come a distant second to industry profits.
For many other people, this terrible situation has provided them with their first insight into the reality of the live animal export trade. And understandably, questions are being asked as to why live animals are being shipped for thousands of kilometres across the sea just to be killed for their meat.
It’s easy to look around at the world – at the scale of animal (and human) suffering – and feel powerless. But there is always something you can do in this moment – in your office, in your home or in your community – to channel your outrage into meaningful action.
Every kind act is an act of rebellion in a world that needs to value kindness more.
Here are 4 things you can do right now to help the victims of live export…