ABC’s Four Corners exposé of the treatment of Australian cattle exported live to Indonesia showed a damning picture of this trade. Animals Australia and RSPCA Australia jointly launched a campaign to ban live animal export.
The Four Corners exposé featured never-before seen footage from Animals Australia’s investigation into the live cattle trade to Indonesia. It also included Four Corners‘ own footage, taken in the same slaughterhouses and showing similar atrocities as Animals Australia’s investigators had witnessed.
Every year, millions of animals born into Australian care and protection are exported live, only to be killed in countries where there are no protections to safeguard their welfare.
Since 2003, Animals Australia has conducted dozens of investigations into the treatment of animals exported live to the Middle East, South East Asia and North Africa . Footage from these investigations has routinely revealed the live export industry’s willingness to export animals to countries regardless of how cruelly they will be treated.
Whilst consecutive Federal Governments continue to defend this indefensible trade, it is critical that all caring Australians be given the opportunity to learn the truth about live animal export. So please watch Four Corners online and encourage friends and family to watch it too.
The program reveals in stark detail the complicity of Australia’s live export industry in not only knowingly supplying animals to abject cruelty, but through the installation of brutal slaughter boxes throughout Indonesia, facilitating and entrenching it.