The Australian Greens have condemned the Federal Government’s decision to resume the exports of live cattle to Indonesia.
“The Minister has given no guarantee that animals must be stunned prior to slaughter. Stunning must be a non-negotiable aspect of live trade,” Australian Greens Senator Rachel Siewert said.
“Anything short of stunning before slaughter is not acceptable and constitutes a failure from the Federal Government,” said Senator Siewert.
“OIE guidelines do not require stunning before slaughter of cattle.