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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Take Action - Help Ban Live Export


Did you watch Four Corners tonight? What they showed was absolutely shocking

Dear friends, whether you are Australian or not, please sign the petition against the most horrible cruelty I have seen ever.

The following from the GetUp site:
Right now Australian cattle are being maimed and tortured before suffering the most painful deaths that the animal welfare movement has ever seen.

What's more, this callous slaughter is carried out in facilities that use equipment paid for by Australian taxpayers and inspected by Australian authorities.

Tomorrow we're presenting a petition at Parliament House in a press conference with the RSPCA, Animals Australia, and the Australasian Meat Industry Employers Union (AMIEU). The urgent petition calls on Prime Minister Julia Gillard and Agriculture Minister Joe Ludwig to end the cruel practice of live cattle export.

Can you join the campaign and forward this to friends and family?

www.getup.org.au/campaigns/animals/live-export/ban-live-export

If you weren't convinced before, just watch this video footage from Animals Australia. Warning: the video is hard to watch, but it's worth the discomfort if we can help prevent this happening to other animals.

Let's call on the Government to immediately halt the live export of Australian animals to Indonesia and move towards an end to all live exports of Australian animals within 3 years. A huge public outcry right now, while the Government and the public are paying close attention, can ensure that not one more ship loaded with Australian cattle is allowed to leave an Australian port bound for Indonesia.

If you've seen the horrific footage of cattle being slaughtered in Indonesian abattoirs you'll know there is simply no room for more excuses from an industry that has had over a decade to fix this problem.

http://www.getup.org.au/campaigns/animals/live-export/ban-live-export

Our campaigners are in Canberra tonight with experts from the RSPCA and Animals Australia. The Agriculture Minister has already started to walk back from his previous support for live exports -- but another inquiry or investigation isn't enough. It's time to end live exports. Please join the campaign and forward this email to friends and family.

Thanks for taking a stand,
the GetUp Team

GetUp is an independent, not-for-profit community campaigning group. We use new technology to empower Australians to have their say on important national issues. We receive no political party or government funding, and every campaign we run is entirely supported by voluntary donations. If you'd like to contribute to help fund GetUp's work, please donate now! If you have trouble with any links in this email, please go directly to www.getup.org.au. To unsubscribe from GetUp, please click here. Authorised by Simon Sheikh, Level 5, 116 Kippax St, Surry Hills NSW 2010

6 comments:

  1. Hey Tanya, I couldn't watch Four Corners last night as I knew what it was about and I knew it would be extremely upsetting. I can't watch the video either but am so angry about it..................

    They've been talking about it on the radio this morning and that was enough to make my blood boil. I can't believe how people could be so cruel to poor defenceless animals, no matter what their beliefs, traditions etc.

    Shall go check out the website for Getup,

    Claire :{

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  2. I'm with you on this one Tanya - its got to be about the animals welfare first.

    I'm culturally ignorant about the situation, but I can't see that exported live animals comes as an essential food item.

    I understand the population VS geographic availability to grow own produce issues, but think that the meat quality and the health of the animals is vastly compromised to attain the end product.

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  3. the small amount I saw of the show made me feel ill. I actually had to turn it off. I am with you all the way on this one, something needs to be done.

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  4. It was indeed horrific...... and will continue in other countries we export to .. , unless we take steps to stop it..
    Thanks for the post :))

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  5. Words fail me...I hope we can make a difference..

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