LETTER TO THE PRIME MINISTER
Monday, 27 June, 2011
The Hon Julia Gillard MP
CANBERRA ACT 2600
Re: Ban on Live Export of Australian Animals for slaughter
Dear Ms Gillard,
If you have ever driven behind a truck carrying livestock, while heading from your home in Altona to your office in Werribee, you would be aware that the animals endure a good deal of suffering on their trips to Australian abattoirs, although Australian standards are rigorous in the protection of animals from as much suffering as possible. As a meat-consuming society, we do our best to minimise the pain endured by livestock.
However, the horror of live export in itself, together with some of the barbaric things that are done to Australian livestock in other countries cannot be tolerated by any humane society.
Please do everything to ban the live export of Australian animals.
(contact details supplied, sent by Australia Post 27/6/2011)