Posted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 1:59 pm Post subject: Urgent Live Export Action!
Today I have some positive news to share with you. After Four Corners' story on the recent sheep cull in Pakistan, there are reports politicians are feeling the public pressure and that even more Labor backbenchers are calling for the government to reconsider its support of live animal export.
We are hoping that you can help us maintain the pressure on Labor politicians.
Labor MPs and Senators will be gathering in the week of 26th November for their final Caucus meeting of the year. Several backbenchers have promised to raise concerns about Labor's support of live export at this meeting. So it's critical in the lead up to this meeting that they continue to feel the heat from their constituents.
Before Labor meet, we urgently need people calling the offices of federal Labor MPs and Senators to leave one important message: "I will not vote for a party that supports live exports."
No one can defend what happened to the 21,000 sheep who were beaten, stabbed and buried alive in Pakistan. In the recent Four Corners program, the Department of Agriculture admitted that "we could have a similar incident in any of our [live export] markets". It's now abundantly clear that there are no possible excuses and no amount of regulations that can justify Australia's involvement in this cruel trade.
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