Australian Sheep Exporters to Stop Shipments to Middle East During Summer Months

SYDNEY, Dec 4 (Reuters) - Australia's livestock exporters will stop shipping live sheep to the Middle East for three months each year from 2019, an industry body said on Tuesday, amid rising public anger over the trade worth around A$55 million ($40 million) annually. The Australian Livestock Exporters Council (ALEC) said its members had voluntary agreed to halt shipments of … [Read more...]

Australia Cancels Livestock Shipper’s Live Export License After Sheep Deaths at Sea

SYDNEY, Aug 22 (Reuters) - Australia's government has cancelled the live export licence of the country's biggest livestock shipper, Emanuel Exports Pty Ltd, after investigating the death of thousands of sheep during a shipment to the Middle East last year. In a statement issued late on Tuesday, the government didn't specify why the licence had been revoked, but said the move … [Read more...]

Australian Lawmaker Pushes to End Live Sheep Exports

By Colin Packham SYDNEY, May 21 (Reuters) - An Australian backbencher on Monday introduced legislation to parliament to ban the export of live sheep after the death of 2,400 animals on a ship bound for the Middle East, an incident that led to widespread criticism of the A$250 million ($190 million) industry. The bill threatens to expose fractures within the ruling coalition … [Read more...]