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Trade in meat and carcasses
An annual shipping moratorium will support the live sheep trade’s future and shore up a reliable sheep supply to Middle East customers, the peak livestock export group’s boss says.
Australian live trade body backs annual shipping pause during hotter months
25 October 2019
Today’s Agri-Fish Council meeting saw a debate on live animal transport by the ministers in attendance, with the majority supporting Commissioner Andriukaitis’ call for the suspension of journeys during summer.
Commissioner Andriukaitis: “Let’s not lag behind Australia in stopping live transport in summer"
15 July 2019
Despite efforts this week to stop the cruel shipment of 70,000 sheep from Romania to the Persian Gulf, the trucks have arrived at Midia and loading operations are now starting.
Ignoring legally binding animal welfare standards, Romania is exporting 70,000 sheep to the Persian Gulf
12 July 2019
Today Commissioner Andriukaitis has called on Petre Daea, the Romanian Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, to stop the cruel shipment of 70,000 sheep from Romania to the Persian Gulf.
Commissioner Andriukaitis asks the Romanian Minister to stop the shipment of 70.000 sheep
10 July 2019
Despite the Australian government’s pride over its Australian Standards for the Export of Livestock (ASEL) , a new investigation released by Animals Australia exposes the brutality behind live animal export from Australia.
Breaking new investigations showcase urgent need to replace oie,
9 April 2018