What Animals Australia investigators discovered in Oman can only be described as a total disregard for Australian live export rules – exposing thousands of animals to brutal slaughter.
Here in Australia, the industry’s PR machine has been in full swing – pitching a story of reform to rally support against the Albanese government’s planned phase-out of live sheep exports.
While overseas, the sheep they are responsible for were being stuffed in car boots, tied up and left in the street in extreme heat and dragged onto makeshift slaughter slabs to have their throats cut while fully conscious. The fear and prolonged suffering of these animals was palpable.
And once again, the only reason that anybody – including the Commonwealth regulator – is aware that live export regulations were being flagrantly breached is because of an Animals Australia investigation.