BUT in a month littered with tragic incidents, what has become clear is that while these regulations make it harder to export, they do not ensure the safety of animals who leave our shores.
Your efforts have had an impact!
Following Four Corners, pressure from Animals Australia supporters and compassionate Australians led the Australian Government to introduce the new Exporter Supply Chain Assurance System (ESCAS). September 1st was the deadline for 99 percent of Australia's live export markets to comply with these new government regulations.
With the implementation of ESCAS, exporters have been forced to prove they can meet bare minimum welfare standards and ensure that animals will only be sent to approved facilities.
As a result, the number of animals exported from Australia has dropped; export to some markets has ceased; and export to other markets has been suspended, while exporters are forced to spend money upgrading facilities.
Failing to protect animals.
The new regulations are supposed to protect Australian animals from cruelty, but it has become clear that exported animals are still not safe:
No safety on ships:
No safety at sale:
No safety at slaughter:
Keep up the pressure!
With the help of caring people like you, we have come this far. The live export trade has been brought to the brink. Now the animals need your help to keep up the pressure.
The only way to guarantee the safety of Australian animals from live export cruelty is to ban live export once and for all.
Please click here to tell your MP why you want an end to live export.