There are some terrible things you see and hear of in the animal world, unbelievable cruelty.
And there are people who are trying to do something about it – so this is an appeal to you to give them your support. In this case, Animals Australia need your support to get animals off death ships.
I wanted to raise awareness of the horrendous journeys many animals make from Australia to the Middle East. They leave Australia alive and many just cook to death on the ships.
Did you hear the news about the 2,400 sheep who died while making the journey from Australia to three Middle Eastern countries in August?
60 Minutes covered two stories – you may not want to click on the links…
On many of these live export ships:
Over 3 million have died over the years.
According to Animals Australia, “the Australian Veterinarian Association has publically recommended that all live sheep exports between May and October be stopped — due to the predictable and unavoidable increased risk of heat stress”
Animals Australia say:
For the first time, authorities can now independently assess the actions of the live export trade at sea. The Department of Agriculture is duty bound to stop the export of live animals if federal laws are not upheld, or if travel arrangements are inadequate for animal health and welfare.
New evidence reveals not only that the live export trade is breaking the law, but that animals are being denied their most basic needs – proper access to food, water, rest and veterinary care.
I will ask you to add your name to a current petition Animals Australia have to try to stop these live exports happening. The way these animals are treated is absolutely wrong, it is cruel and unforgiveable.
Animals Australia have more information on their website and you can get as much information as you need there; but if you don’t want to read it, you don’t have to – you can simply sign.
Signing your name…
When you click through to Animals Australia, look for the orange banner towards the bottom of what you see. The orange banner has “Add your name” on the right hand side. You can sign and do your bit for these animals. It will only take a tick to do
The more of us that sign this petition the better and then hopefully the Australian government will come to its senses and show some decency and do the right thing and put a stop to live export of sheep.
The Labor Government in Australia has said that, if elected, it will spare sheep from live export cruelty. Find out more here
At the time of writing this, over 355,000 people have signed already – so please, join them. Sign the petition – and then spread the word.
What sort of “human” being really thinks it’s okay for this to happen to animals?
The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated. I hold that the more helpless a creature the more entitled it is to protection by man from the cruelty of humankind.
It’s time to stop the rot.
Will you join all those caring people to help end illegal animal abuse — before another death ship leaves Australian shores?