Seven separate investigations by Animals Australia in the Middle East have documented terrible abuses of Australian animals. Sheep are regularly bought by individual buyers for home slaughter. They are trussed with rope and shoved into car boots in a region where temperatures are regularly above 40°C in Summer. In abattoirs and private homes sheep face a terrifying slaughter, as their throats will be cut whilst fully conscious.
Millions of people in the Middle East believe that Australians approve of their treatment of animals due to our willingness to export them to their country.
Rather than inspiring much needed change, we are reinforcing long-held beliefs that such cruel treatment of animals is acceptable.
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