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South Australians to protest cruel live animal export today

The live animal export trade is a barbaric practice that must end despite Liberal National Government infighting over the issue, Australian Greens trade spokesperson Senator Sarah Hanson-Young said.

“This morning Agriculture Minister David Littleproud criticised Sussan Ley of being ‘emotional’ in  her response to live exports – I bet he wouldn’t have said that if she were a Liberal man,” Senator Hanson-Young said.

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Greens announce support for Sussan Ley’s Private Member’s Bill to end live sheep exports

MEDIA RELEASE – 19 April 2018

Greens announce support for Sussan Ley’s Private Member’s Bill to end live sheep exports

The Greens have announced that they will provide cross-party support for MP Sussan Ley’s private member’s Bill to end live sheep exports to the Middle East.

“The Greens have been working to end live exports for years and we welcome members from the major parties joining us in standing up for animal welfare,” Greens MP for Melbourne Adam Bandt said.

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Live export scandal - Greens step up call for Independent Office of Animal Welfare

In the wake of the mass deaths of live export sheep the Greens are stepping up their call for the federal government to establish an Office of Animal Welfare independent from the Department of Agriculture.

“We must ensure animal abuse, similar to what has been exposed on the Awassi Express live export ship, never happens again. An Independent Office of Animal Welfare is needed as it could play a key role in ending the cruelty inherent in the live export trade,” Greens animal welfare spokesperson Senator Lee Rhiannon said.

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Secret live sheep exports continue - Minister’s promise to “protect animals’ worthless?

MEDIA RELEASE - 12 April 2018

Secret live sheep exports continue - Minister’s promise to “protect animals’ worthless?

The Greens have called on Agriculture Minister David Littleproud to withdraw approval for the MV Maysora to export sheep loaded late last night. This quick action is needed to ensure the livestock do not suffer and die under cruel on-board conditions.  

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Call for Minister Littleproud to end live sheep export cruelty, stop Awassi Express loading

MEDIA RELEASE - 9 April 2018

Call for Minister Littleproud to end live sheep export cruelty, stop Awassi Express loading

In the wake of the shocking, cruel deaths of 2800 sheep exported from Perth to Doha on the Awassi Express the Greens are calling on the Turnbull government to withdraw permission for the ship to load the current flock of sheep in Fremantle, and for the live sheep trade to be wound up.

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Time to end live export trade - a win-win to reduce cruelty, boost local jobs

Greens Animal Welfare spokesperson Senator Lee Rhiannon has called on the Turnbull government to end the live animal export trade after the death of 2400 Australian sheep.

The sheep died in August last year in extreme heat stress aboard a ship on route from Perth to Doha in Qatar. 

“Time and again the cruelty of the live export trade has been proven, with this latest mass death another shocking example with sheep effectively being cooked alive,” Senator Rhiannon said

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Britain bans ivory sales, Australia should too

The Greens are calling on the Turnbull government to follow the lead of the British government in banning all ivory sales.

Greens animal welfare spokesperson Senator Lee Rhiannon said. “Elephants and rhinoceroses are now in danger of extinction with the illegal trade in ivory and rhino horns contributing to the rapid decline in these animals.

 “It is unthinkable that these iconic species could be extinct in the wild in current lifetimes.

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