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 In a statement issued late on Tuesday, the government didn't specify why the licence had been revoked, but said the move … [Read more...]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...]