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Oh no! A debate!
It probably won't come as a surprise but I agree with Diane, there should be no live export.
Even if you can ignore the two-million plus animals that died en route, it makes sense to keep the slaughter at home. Apparently some 40,000 people would be employed again and Australia could see the creation of a strong ethical brand of meat. New Zealand apparently benefitted from their ban of similar live animal export and are able to command a better price for their meat. So, banning live export would mean more money kept in Australia, the creation of thousands of jobs, the ability to get more money for the product....PLUS Australian animals would be protected from cruelty.
Xenophon also mentioned that the way animals were killed for the Halal market was wrong and couldn't be ignored. I think that this issue will also be addressed soon as.
As Katsmajic said, it is stomach-curdling what goes on in the foreign abbatoirs, with slicing the animals' leg tendons and stabbing eyes (to make them less likely to panic. How thoughtful.) just an example. And while it goes way beyond the cruelty of some fishermen, or Halal meat production, or dog breeders, each form of cruelty must be attended to in due course. The ban of live animal exports would make us all winners and save millions of animals from torture and brutalising.
Ok. It's late, it's an emotive subject and I'm tired lol! Let's hope it goes to a conscience vote and we end up like New Zealand with NO live animal exports!
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Obviously if you get any meat from a small local slaughterhouse then it probably will be 'normal' (ie not halal), but the majority of the country shop in Tesco etc which aren't supplied by local.
I think it is disgusting how we are lied to over how food is produced in this country (lied to by omission) we should be allowed to know what and where our food comes from, and it also sort of doesn't sit well with me that a national identity is being shunned basically in favour of another (I'm very much an in Rome kind of person - you'll see me down the barbie with a stubby in my hand in Oz (and I don't drink lol)..
There were quite a few articles there, including something from the meat industry, but they all had the same message which was that Halal meat is being served / sold without being specified as such.
Didnt the government override the protest to the live exports?
P.S I hate KFC anyway wont go near it with a barge pole. I think as with any food people should be informed e.g. calories there is a lack of info about all things like this