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Economic infographic: live export in perspective

Economic infographic: live export in perspective
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9 May 2014

When animal cruelty is exposed in the live export trade, some politicians can be counted on to defend the industry every time. They would have you believe that live export is critical to Australia's economy.

So let's get some perspective:

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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:

  1. Right click here and select "save link as" to download the infographic.
  2. Head here to find out your MP's email addressor better yet facebook page and share the image with them.
  3. Make an even bigger impact, by printing out the infographic and posting it to your Federal MP. You can find their postal details here.

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.


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