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Yesterday, a landmark bill to end live sheep export passed the Australian Senate, marking a huge step forward in the fight to end the live export trade.
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However, before the bill could reach a vote in parliament, the Morrison government stepped in and stopped the bill from even being debated.

The vast majority of Australians support a ban on this industry, which has been exposed for numerous regulatory offences and shocking cruelty.

Sheep on the Bahijah, a ship carrying between 20,000 and 30,000 sheep and cattle on a three-week journey from Australia. Israel, 2018.

Jo-Anne McArthur/@israel.against.live.shipments

#EndLiveExport #BanLiveExport #StopTheShips

23 Comments

  • 1w ago mdparis19 mdparis19

    πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸ»

  • 1w ago thegoodwashcompany thegoodwashcompany

    We passed a lorry full of cows yesterday on the motorway.. all bundled up with their noses trying to find the opening of the crates for fresh air... breaks our hearts... wish we could stop the truck and let them all out.... feels so Barbaric it haunts me πŸ˜ͺ

  • 1w ago jennylovesmusic54 jennylovesmusic54

    This cruelty must stopπŸ’”πŸ’”πŸ˜’πŸ˜’soon.

  • 1w ago adalitax adalitax

    It’s only a matter of time before live export is banned. It’s last day is coming. More and more people will stand up for animals. I really believe this. I’ll keep fighting. πŸ’ͺ

  • 1w ago thekni thekni

    How are they allowed to step in to prevent it being debated? Isn't the whole idea that if enough of the population want something debated and tell the government as such, they are duty bound to do so? I don't live there so I don't know how it's supposed to work for Aussies in comparison to how it works for us in the U.K.

  • 1w ago restorang1 restorang1

    πŸ˜’πŸ’”

  • 1w ago myquaker myquaker

    I expected more from @scottmorrisonmp but he’s no better than the others! 🀬🀬

  • 1w ago nader_knows nader_knows

    πŸ™πŸΌ

  • 1w ago isaleshko isaleshko

    😭😭😭😭

  • 1w ago dogladysim dogladysim

    Cruel govt.

  • 1w ago ndhis ndhis

    Greedy, ignorant and monstrously cruel. πŸ’”

  • 1w ago oakley_thats_me oakley_thats_me

    πŸ’”πŸ˜₯

  • 1w ago marierosejoshua marierosejoshua

    πŸ™πŸΌπŸ™πŸΌπŸ™πŸΌπŸ™πŸΌπŸ™πŸΌ

  • 1w ago zohrafahim zohrafahim

    This is outrageous!!!! What can I do to stop this? Who do I contact? @weanimals

  • 1w ago esmemart75 esmemart75

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  • 1w ago weanimals weanimals

    @zohrafahim If you are in Australia there is a lot of momentum for a ban on live export and politicians are listening closely to public opinion. If you are outside Australia, find out what role live export/import plays in your country. Contact your local member of parliament and let them know this issue is important to you, and link up with local animal rights groups working to end live export. Thank you for your action - the animals need you!

  • 1w ago weanimals weanimals

    @thekni A bill put forward for debate needs a majority of votes in parliament to be debated. This means that if members vote with party policy then it can be difficult to go to a vote on a bill.

  • 1w ago flapper2000 flapper2000

    This is so awful!

  • 1w ago thekni thekni

    @weanimals Ok that makes sense but I don't understand why they are allowed to vote on it if it's been brought up for debate already. Obviously people want it debated because the bill has been put forward but that system is badly open to corruption since politicians are so often funded by corporations or wealthy citizens etc. Can't see the benefit of them having the right to dismiss something so easily that the people want. So who puts the bill forward in the first place? The public or an organisation acting on their behalf a bit like PETA etc?

  • 1w ago 0k.a.t.e0 0k.a.t.e0

    β™‘

  • 1w ago weanimals weanimals

    @thekni A bill needs to be introduced by one or more of the members of parliament, so theoretically they would do this on behalf of their constituents. Unfortunately in this case although the vast majority of the Australian public support an end to live export, several members of parliament are unwilling to represent this view, or are bound to support the existing policy of their party. So the power of citizens is to mobilise collectively, petition their representatives, and vote their representatives into office.

  • 1w ago weanimals weanimals

    @thekni You are right that this leaves parliamentarians open to influence from private corporations and other bodies!

  • 1w ago thekni thekni

    @weanimals πŸ˜’ Damn, that's not a very good system for democracy. Thanks for explaining it to me though. I appreciate everything you guys do.

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