Monday, September 11, 2006

Group Continues Fight to Expose and Change Horrible Cruelty of Live Animal Export from Australia to Middle East

In the recent past I wrote about the absolutely disgusting practice of livestock import from Australia to the Middle East. That included actual footage of the just horrible treatment that occurs to sheep. You absolutely won’t believe what you’ll read about and see. You can see it here at:


PETA takes live export fight to Middle East

Monday, 11/09/2006

The animal rights group, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), is targetting Middle Eastern consumers in its latest campaign against Australia's live export trade.

The US-based group is paying for newspaper advertisements in Jordan, Kuwait and member nations of the United Arab Emirates, highlighting conditions on board ships used to transport sheep to the region.

PETA spokeswoman Maya Linden says the group wants to pressure the Australian Government to stop the trade, and hopes to influence lamb consumers in the Middle East as well.

"More and more Muslims are telling us that these things that are happening to the sheep are not only horribly cruel, but they also violate Islamic principles and are not Halal," she said.

Meat and Livestock Australia says it has employed a public relations firm in Dubai to fight the campaign, but at this stage, there has been no impact on livestock sales to the Middle East.

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