Monday, May 06, 2013

The Cruelty just goes on and on

Another day, another instance of live cattle exported from Australian being shockingly tortured during the slaughter process. They are our animals and we have a right to protect them from such cruelty.

This is not a one off instance. It has happened time and time again and we only know about it from anti animal cruelty activists. Each time our government assures us that all is ok, that they have the processes in place to prevent such things, that each is an isolated instance.

So how come it just keeps happening, again and again and again?

The Liberal Party when it was in office did little and the Labor Party in office has put some good processes in place to prevent cruelty. Well, that is the theory. In practice it hasn't work. The video evidence makes it obvious.

As clear as the nose on your face, live animal exports must be stopped.

One of the less pleasing aspects of Anzac Day just past was hearing  how when a horse was badly injured in a battle was not immediately killed, but its vocal chords were cut, as the horse's screams upset the soldiers.

We are supposedly the superior beings, yet we don't care for the animals that give us sustenance, clothing, amusement and a lot more.

Sooner or later, gay marriage will happen in Australia. Sooner or later, live animal exports will be stopped in Australia. Both are inevitable.

12 comments:

  1. My hateful state, Oklahoma, just made it legal to slaughter horses here. But they're going to do their killing humanely, right?

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  2. We would hope it is humane Rubye, but I am sure animal activists will keep a close eye on the matter.

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  3. Although I don't eat meat at all, I am not sure I would be putting live meat exports and gay marriage in the one article. It would be playing into right wing prejudices!!

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    1. Perhaps you are right Hels about linking the two. It is odd how many vegetarian readers I have.

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  4. I hate to read this it makes me so furious ! Laws about cattle transport and slaughtering have changed here tremendously and the rules are very strict. It was about time !

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    1. They are strict here too Gattina, but making sure the rules are followed once the cattle leave Australia is difficult, too difficult.

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  5. Here here.. But I do feel a little two faced seeing that I just accidenly battered a cockerel to death

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    1. John, it was a quick and clean blow, unlike what is happening to our cattle.

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  6. "We are supposedly the superior beings..."
    I'm glad you put "supposedly" because there is nothing at all superior about the way so many treat animals or each other. I agree live export should be stopped immediately.

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    1. River, let you local Federal politician know about your feelings. Live export will only be stopped by a lot of people saying it should be stopped.

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  7. Laws are fine in theory - the will and competence to make them effective are what matter. Unfortunately, will and competence each reside in different political parties.

    Given that some industry body or other has seen fit to redefine "free range" eggs to mean eggs laid by a chook with barely enough room to stand on one leg, I do not expect anything practical will happen soon on the live export front.

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    1. The eggs FC. I have written about it in the past. Egg producer authorities want to jump it from something like 1500 per hectare to 20,000 per hectare and still call them free range eggs.

      Live export won't be stopped tomorrow, but it will be stopped eventually.

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