(Images: 'Egypt exposed,' Animals Australia)
Dear Joel (my federal member for Hunter) and George (my state member for Upper Hunter),
I have written to you before on this matter, and this terrible trade is still going on. You said you were going to stop it. To watch the cruelty exposed on The 7:30 Report is unbearable.
How can you let this happen?
How can Australia sit by and pretend that it'll be all ok once we've sorted it out (which we never do)?
How can we be so arrogant to think that we can keep an eye on these poor animals and guard them against acts of cruelty from our sunny shores?
How can we ever be sure what exactly happens to these poor wretched animals when they are so far away in other lands?
Enough is enough - ban live export now. Open up the abattoirs here again, make the meat producers pay proper Australian wages - ban live export now.
From here on in, I refuse to vote at any election state or federal until you, our elected representatives, provide solid assurances that this wicked practice is to be stopped now.
Any animal leaving Australia ought to leave 'already dead' - I cannot bear being part of this commercial cruelty. Whilst Australian governments refuse to ban this ghastly practice, their dreadful tortuous deaths are done in our name.
BAN LIVE ANIMAL EXPORT NOW.
Yours in abject misery at what I can't watch on The 7:30 Report,
(published on my Scone Blog too)