I am a passionate supporter of ending this vile trade, and contribute everywhere I can to push for change. I have just launched a petition with Avaaz, a 15 million member petition group, which has brought about major change in many areas of need worldwide.
I also write to the local newspaper whenever a new LE disaster surfaces, to politicians, on blogs, Face Book Pages, and donate to Animals Australia. We try to keep the pressure on government for change.
I like this..... "Few will have the greatness to bend history itself; but each of us can
work to change a small portion of events, and in the total of all those
acts will be written the history of this generation." Robert Kennedy, 1966.
This is the content of my Avaas petition:
"Australia has developed a long standing industry of exporting thousands
of cows, sheep and goats onto tightly packed ships and transporting them
for sometimes up to a month to as far away as the Middle East.
suffer and can be injured from inclement weather on the water and
extreme temperatures they are not used to. They can sicken or starve,
and thousands die, to be thrown overboard, which has been said to mess
with the ocean ecology.
If they reach their destination intact, they are
then subjected to often cruel handling and brutal slaughter without
stunning that would not be allowed in Australia and many countries
around the world.
Australians have been horrified time and time again by
vision of extreme cruelty in Live Export destinations,
but the government refuses to budge as it is seen as a financially
valuable industry. Month by month, new horror stories emerge to shock
Please add your voice to help end this cruel trade."
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