Australian Greens Animal Welfare spokesperson Senator Mehreen Faruqi has panned Labor’s apparent swift backflip today on its promised phase-out of live sheep export.
Senator Faruqi said:
“Federal Labor should grow a spine and unequivocally recommit to this important policy, which they took to the last election. But it seems they can’t even do that.
“Animal welfare advocates have been campaigning for years to put an end to this cruel trade. This will be incredibly disappointing for them, but given Labor’s track record, perhaps not surprising.
“Sheep routinely die horrific deaths or suffer immense heat stress because of the live export trade. “The Greens have already been clear that in the balance of power, we will keep pushing Labor to bring live sheep export to an end.
“Does Labor stand for anything?”