Live animal export – the dark side of Australian agriculture

Live animal export is the practice of transporting live animals over long distances, in order to sell to overseas markets which require live animals rather than chilled meat.

It has been a controversial issue for decades in Australia, where we export over three million live animals every year.

Cattle, sheep and goats are shipped around the world in distressing conditions which result in illness  and death for a significant number, just to be slaughtered when they arrive.

They are often killed in countries without adequate protections against cruelty, where there are poor regulations and oversight.

(Image credit Dr Lynn Simpson Credit: Animals Australia)