We sent one of our ethics analysts to work with Animals Australia and help with their court case challenging a live export permit granted by the Department of Agriculture.
We engaged with banks (who finance exporters), insurance companies (who insure live export stock), and a port logistics provider, asking them to reassess their exposure to the live export trade.
We spoke in the media and wrote to the Federal Minister for Agriculture calling for an end to the trade. We also promoted Animals Australia’s online petition on our social media.
Two companies we engaged with are stopping services to live exporters.
An end to live export is now supported by the Greens, Labor and a number of independently minded Liberal MPs. The Coalition government is resisting, including withholding support for a key animal welfare recommendation from its own expert. If implemented, this recommendation may on its own make the trade unviable. The Government suspended the licence of two live export companies.