Ban Live Animal Exports After Cattle Bludgeoned to Death

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Target: Malcolm Turnbull, Prime Minister of Australia

Goal: Suspend Australia’s live animal trade until all supply chains have been proven secure and up to animal welfare standards.

Shocking video footage recently emerged of cattle being bludgeoned to death with sledgehammers at a Vietnamese slaughterhouse. The cattle appear to have been exported from Australia based on the Australian tags visible in the video, putting the country’s live animal trade into question. The footage was secretly taped by animal protection organization Animals Australia and shows the animals tied up, unable to escape, while mercilessly bludgeoned by men with sledgehammers. At least five of the cattle are bashed in the skull. The pain these animals must have felt is unimaginable, and this kind of cruelty should never be permitted to take place.

The video sparked outrage, and animal rights activists have been urging the government to suspend live animal trade. According to Lyn White, Animals Australia’s chief investigator, “the only appropriate industry response is to voluntarily suspend the trade until they can publicly declare that Australian animals are not at risk of further abuse.” Similarly, the animal protection organization Voiceless has been urging Prime Minister Turnbull to “bring an end to this trade, or at the very least, to suspend exports to Vietnam pending a thorough and independent investigation of these systematic failings.” While exports to the three abattoirs featured in the footage have been suspended, the government is unwilling to ban the live animal trade despite the evidence of its flaws.

The horrific abuse of the cattle gained attention because it was caught on tape, but many other instances of similar abuse are undoubtedly occurring behind the scenes every day. Sign the petition below to urge the Australian government to fully investigate the live export industry and suspend the trading of live animals until it is definite that no more abuse will take place.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Prime Minister Turnbull,

Animals Australia recently released video footage of cattle being bludgeoned to death with sledgehammers. At least five of the animals were bashed in the skull while tied up and trying hopelessly to escape. This horrific abuse took place at a Vietnamese abattoir and the cattle appeared to have Australian tags, suggesting that they were brought there through Australia’s live animal trade.

Animals Australia’s chief investigator, Lyn White, has spoken out against the live export industry, stating that trade must be voluntarily suspended “until “they can publicly declare that Australian animals are not at risk of further abuse.” Many other animal rights activists are in agreement, as it is likely that this kind of abuse occurs far too often behind the scenes. Suspending exports to the Vietnamese abattoirs is a step in the right direction, but further action is needed to ensure the safety of Australia’s animals.

No animal should have to suffer the way these cattle did. I am urging you to suspend the trading of live animals, at least until a thorough investigation of the industry has taken place. Please take action to increase animal welfare standards and end abuse in the live animal export industry.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Animals Australia

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17 Comments

  1. Teresa DePaula says:

    This is Horrible and EVil!! People who Torture/Beat/Abuse Animals are Ugly Evil Sickos that NEED TO Be Locked up forever or Death. THE PEOPLE WHO HORRIBLY KILLED COWS WITH NO COMPASSION OR RESPECT AS GOD COMANDS TO HIS ANIMALS HAVE SOLD THEIR SOULS TO SATAN!

  2. No ethics. Another sick action on behalf of men

  3. An eye for an eye is required re these vile slant eyed asian scumbag animal murderers.

  4. they are nasty scum of this earth they well get there’s

  5. Oh my god !! WHY !! just totally barbaric. I am cryiny why is there such evil in the world towards innocent animals ?? The answer is simply ignorance and ‘ because they can ‘ Please someone stop this now, this must stop. Who bred people with absolutely no feelings or conscience ?

  6. I am totally sickened by the evil. barbarism of these people. Have they no souls, no compassion, no conscience? These people will burn in Hell, there is a special place for people who are so cruel and heartless towards helpless, defenceless animals!!!!

  7. kay allan says:

    I WISHED WITH ALL MY HEART I WAS ABLE TO PUT INTO PRACTICE MY THOUGHTS, I WOULD SLAUGHTER EVERY ONE OF THESE EVIL VILE SICKENING TWISTED BASTARDS, AND I WOULD DO IT WITH PLEASURE, WHAT A WASTE OF SPACE THESE PEOPLE ARE, I HATE THEM ALL.

  8. must drop a bomb on people like this to not have any class now. treating a animal like this unacceptable to hell now.

  9. DO YOU REALLY LOVE ANIMALS?
    GO VEGAN !
    THERE IS NOT ANOTHER WAY

  10. Samra Kovacevic says:

    GO VEGAN! FOR THE SAKE OF all ANIMALS!!!

  11. Mr. Turnbull is this how your Government approved Animals plight must be? How pathetic and how cruel. Such massive violence thrown up on innocent, helpless and totally gentle Animals such as these cows is a UNPARDONABLE SIN. PEOPLE WHO TREAT THESE SWEET ANIMALS IN SUCH DESPICABLE RUTHLESS MANNER SHOULD, IN RETURN BE TREATED THE SAME WAY. Nothing more and nothing less. SHAMELESS GOVERNING BODIES OF AUSTRALIA. You allow your country animals to be send abroad to be tormented, tortured and finally with such agonizing way to be killed is beyond comprehend. Why it is always the bloody money is more important than the life of another living being?…Those decision makers must burn in Hell.

  12. Stop sending your animals to these backward, barbaric countries. We need to treat the animals that give their lives so that we humans can eat them with more respect. The American Indians had it right. They respected and thanked the animals for their lives. Why do we think we have a right to treat our animals in this inhumane, cruel way just because we can? We are a sick species and this inhumane and cruel treatment must stop!

  13. ahimsa (above) is totally right about THE single, best way to STOP all this abuse for good, all across the globe.

    But until that ideal is reached, the VERY, VERY LEAST Oz (and other countries) can do for the countless animal victims so enslaved by our scuzzy human race, is to stop turning a deliberately blind eye towards what happens to them in “trade” with international markets…especially many of the ASIAN ones, where those races’ brutality seems to be particularly ‘enthusiastic.’ The stuff of unimaginable nightmares, this all is!

  14. This horrible, cruel trade has being going on for too long. Mr Turnbull and Barnaby Joyce – you both are going to hell for what you have allowed these poor Australian animals to go through. If these barbaric countries want our meat so bad, then they should have it refrigerated and sent over. “Policing” is the excuse they use to carry it on – there is no effective policing, otherwise these savages would not get away with it, and if other countries are doing this – then they should stop too. All involved, in this industry are guilty and I hope one day soon, they all lose every last dollar they made out of this horrendous torture. This has become an election issue for our family.

  15. For the Australian Government supporting such by continuing these exploits to generate “income” is unconscionable and socially irresponsible! It places offenders and all involved on the same low-brow level: Troglodytes! I am appalled! I am disgusted! Who is your God Mr. Turnbull? How cam you look in the mirror and justify your day?

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