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Speech: Government Live Exports Motion

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Mehreen Faruqi 12 Jun 2020

The Greens oppose this motion. The live animal export trade is an industry built on cruelty and on so-called standards that guarantee the horrific cruelty and death of thousands of animals. At the moment there isn't even a semblance of oversight on these ships of misery, as independent observers have been taken off the ships because of COVID-19. There's not one bad apple; the whole barrel is rotten. Misery and cruelty are inherent in live animal exports, and the industry has shown time and again that it is incapable of reform. The Liberal-Nationals government continues to ignore the overwhelming community demands to ban live export. The only way to end this cruelty is to shut it down.

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