So let's get some perspective:
In reality, live export is chicken feed.* It's a small industry, making up just 0.4% of all exports from Australia. A series of economic reports has confirmed that live export is risky business (not just for animals) and ending the trade will be better for producers, the economy and it will create jobs in Australia.
Animals Australia has teamed up with The Australia Institute to provide our pollies with some perspective on this issue.
You can help give pollies some perspective too in 3 easy steps:
Clearly the sky won't fall in if live export ends. The live export contributes very little to the economy, yet it is one of the most signficant contributors to animal suffering.
For those MPs who continue to believe that profit justifies animal cruelty, this info-graphic will give them reason to rethink their support of live export. And click here for even more reasons why ending live export would be good for Australia.
*To be fair, cereals and other ingredients of chicken feed are, in fact, worth much more to the Australian economy than live export.