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Thursday, 12 August 2004
Page: 26261

To: The Honourable President and Members of the Senate in Parliament assembled.

We, the undersigned demand the halt to live animal export to any country with animal welfare laws of inferior standards than Australian animal welfare laws.

We ask the Senate to be aware of the high death rates each year (73,000 sheep and 2,238 cattle died on board export ships in the year 2002) due to disease, injury, heat stress, inadequate supervision, care and facilities, fires on board, ventilation breakdowns and occasional rejection of shipments.

We, the undersigned call upon the Senate to establish an inquiry into all aspects of live animal exports from Australia, with particular reference to animal welfare, to be conducted by the Senate's References Committee on Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport.

by Senator Bartlett (from 987 citizens).