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.
WA politicians need to understand how deeply the community cares about the welfare of animals and that there is a public expectation that they will be protected from cruelty. Please use this form to reinforce this message with your State MP today.