If existing laws were upheld, live export as we know it today would end.
For the first time, authorities can now independently assess the actions of the live export trade at sea. The Department of Agriculture is duty bound to stop the export of live animals if federal export laws are not upheld, or if travel arrangements are inadequate for animal health and welfare.
New evidence reveals not only that the live export trade is breaking the law, but that animals are being denied their most basic needs — proper access to food, water, rest and veterinary care.
For 60 years, cruelty to animals on live export ships has been kept secret.
There’s no ‘nice’ way to send animals halfway around the world to be killed for meat.
A live sheep isn’t ‘cargo’. He breathes. He thinks. He can suffer. This simple fact may be lost on wealthy live export companies. But it wasn’t lost on one concerned crew member who was horrified by the suffering he witnessed on live export voyages... The littlest victims of the live export industry aren’t loaded onto ships … they are born on board. Distressed crew are routinely ordered to slit their throats. 😭 😭
This has been kept hidden for 60 years! What happens to animals on live export ships is unforgivable - and we can stop it:
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