The Animal Justice Party is beyond outraged and saddened by the Liberal Party’s response to the recent live sheep export investigation.
In a recent statement given by Federal Agriculture Minister, David Littleproud, he stated that sheep on dangerous summer shipments will be given more space – space which equates to less than two A4 pieces of paper per sheep, and which will not prevent sheep from suffering severe heat stress
The peak veterinary body the Australian Veterinary Association recommended that no shipments should occur during the hotter Middle Eastern summer months, yet the Liberal Party, even after publicly stating they’d back the science and research, chose to ignore this advice and will continue loading and sending ships throughout the entire year.
After the irrefutable evidence of the immense suffering these sheep endure, and the outrage of the Australian public, the Liberal Party is continuing to condemn thousands of sheep to slowly cook alive on board these ships of shame.
We will not stop until we see a complete ban on all live animal exports. As Australia’s only political party for animals, we will continue to relentlessly put pressure on Labor and Liberal MPs and candidates to acknowledge that changing the law to ban live animal exports is not only the best option for animals, but for everyone involved.