The ban on the exportation of live sheep was enabled by horrific footage that shocked the nation. However, the industry has satisfied the government enough to lift the ban.
Last year, the government recorded the conditions that live sheep suffer during export. However, their “official version” has some substantial details missing.
Despite the promises of change, only a complete ban will erase the damage done by live sheep export.
I, like many, was appalled to hear what our sheep face during export. In the wake of the McCarthy review, the measures we’re introducing will enable a more humane approach.