[Note: this is an edit of a longer video, with distressing footage removed. Please head to our facebook page for the unedited version] This time last week, only live exporters knew the horrors that await every sheep who boards their ships. Now, their secret is out. The entire world is reeling from images of faeces-covered sheep cooking alive, panicked animals gasping for air, piles of dead and rotting bodies, and distressed animals unable to reach food or water. Over 180,000 people have demanded urgent action. If you haven't already, please head to the link in our profile to help reach 200,000! Everyone from Bill Shorten to Israel's First Lady are 'shocked' and 'disturbed' by this damning evidence. Calls to shut down the cruel live sheep trade — especially during the deadly northern summer — are escalating. But the Australian Government is about to condemn more animals to suffer on live export ships. Only this time, they're doing it knowing how extreme their suffering will be.
Right now, the ship featured in last Sunday's explosive 60 Minutes story is docked in Fremantle, Western Australia. The export company responsible for subjecting millions of animals to extreme, routine suffering is preparing to load tens of thousands more animals onto its 'ship of shame.'
As it stands, it looks like the Australian Government is going to let them.
Not only that — some 85,000 animals have already left our shores on another ship this week. Outrageously, this exporter was allowed to pack the maximum number of animals possible into his vessel. We know what that looks like.
If you're angry — you're not alone.
We cannot — and will not — watch on while more animals suffer.
As you watch this, our campaign team is working around the clock to dial up the heat on this cruel trade. In the coming days, we'll be unveiling a sheep exporters' worst nightmare. And tonight, @60minutes9 will be airing explosive new footage of live export cruelty obtained by Animals Australia investigators.
Every time the Australian Government allows rich export companies to break laws and subject thousands of gentle animals to abuse ... we're going to turn up the spotlight a little brighter. #BanLiveExport