Monday, May 15, 2006

Campaign Continues To Expose Horror of the Live Import of Animals from Australia to the Middle East View the Horrible Film Footage

Again, the problem is money and ridiculous custom. As is stated, “Egypt imports live cattle and sheep in order to slaughter them according to the Islamic practice of halal in which the animal must be slaughtered with a razor-sharp knife without being stunned.”

Well, this may be fine and well for the humans, but for the vicims being slaughtered, it’s complete hell. Again, here is the video proof. This includes actual footage of the horrible treatment that occurs to sheep. You can see it here at:
http://geari.blogspot.com/2006/03/unbelievable
-video-exposes_08.html

Article:

Sheep takes fight for rights to Cairo

http://english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/
BC5B984C-8948-4185-9311-69B827A4F006.htm

Sunday 14 May 2006, 19:10 Makka Time, 16:10 GMT

Activists want a full ban on live exports to the Middle East

An activist dressed as a giant sheep has opened the latest stage of an animal rights campaign for a permanent ban on Australian livestock exports to the Middle East.

Dressed in a heavy woolly outfit, Jason Baker of the group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), presented a bouquet to the Australian embassy in Cairo.

He said the stunt was to thank the Australian government for imposing a temporary ban on live animal exports to Egypt, and push for the ban to be made permanent.

Australian live animal exports were temporarily suspended after a film shown on Australian television showed Australian exported sheep and cattle dragged off ships by their legs and ears and slaughtered within sight of other animals.

Footage released by PETA last week showed cattle being stabbed, slashed and stunned with knives and metal poles in Egyptian abattoirs.

"The Australians have done the right thing by suspending exports. But temporary bans will not work.This industry is too cruel," said Baker, who is PETA's Asia Pacific director.

Australia is the world's largest exporter of live animals, with the Middle East being its most important market.

Slaughter


Egypt imports live cattle and sheep in order to slaughter them according to the Islamic practice of halal in which the animal must be slaughtered with a razor-sharp knife without being stunned.


PETA said Egypt had not answered its petitions on the issue so far but Australian ambassador Robert Bowker said there was "no thought being given to a permanent ban".


"What the Australian and Egyptian governments are doing is to bring about an arrangement to improve the treatment of animals and to resume exports as soon as possible," Bowker told AFP.

PETA kicked off its campaign in Dubai last week and was set to continue in other countries in the Middle region including Bahrain, Kuwait and Oman.

"I'm hot and I'm dying of thirst," the PETA activist said sweating in his woolly costume in the Cairo heat. "But this is nothing compared with the suffering of the animals."

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