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Live export investigations

For animals, a step onto a live export ship can lead to a most cruel and brutal fate. We know, because 32 investigations have revealed what the industry doesn't want the public to see. When Animals Australia's first Indonesian live export investigation was aired on Four Corners, a massive public outcry forced the Australian government to regulate the live trade for the very first time. New rules made exporting harder, more expensive, and fewer animals today endure this journey.

But while animals continue to be exposed to all the known risks of live export, and with most still enduring fully conscious slaughter in importing countries, Animals Australia's investigations into this trade continue. Find out more...

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After 10 complaints — Australian cattle STILL at risk in Gaza Latest investigation

Israel & Gaza

July 2014

Evidence of ongoing live export breaches in Gaza and Israel has led to ten complaints with the Department of Agriculture in the last eight months. Yet Australian cattle are STILL at risk in the region.

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Kuwait

July 2014 Australian sheep still suffering in Kuwait

For the FOURTH time, an Animals Australia investigation has sparked a formal complaint to the government after Australian sheep were found being illegally sold and cruelly slaughtered in Kuwait...

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Jordan

May 2014 Live export rules STILL being flouted in Jordan – Take action!

After a year of ongoing live export breaches in Jordan, the exporter implicated continues to operate. Ask your MP why!

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Gaza

April 2014 Abandoned in Gaza

New evidence reveals sickening abuse of Australian cattle CONTINUES in Gaza. Please take action today.

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Jordan

January 2014 Cruelty continues in Jordan

Australian sheep are still being abused and sold illegally on the streets of Jordan, more than eight months after live export regulation breaches were first identified and reported to the government by Animals Australia.

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Gaza

December 2013 Australian animals tortured, killed in Gaza

Animals Australia has uncovered dozens of harrowing videos on YouTube showing abuse of Australian cattle in Gaza. You can help make sure your MP sees the evidence.

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Mauritius

October 2013 Beyond words - this bull should make Australia weep.

Tragic scenes witnessed by live export investigators in Mauritius. Your voice is needed today.

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Jordan

October 2013 Australian sheep suffer brutal slaughter on streets of Jordan.

Animals Australia investigators have uncovered systemic and widespread breaches of Australian live export regulations in Jordan. And tragically, as a result, thousands of sheep have payed the ultimate price.

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Kuwait

October 2013 Sheep illegally sold for 2013 Festival of Sacrifice

Australian sheep again faced brutal slaughter in Kuwait during the annual Festival of Sacrifice — 14 months after Animals Australia investigators first exposed their illegal sale through a notorious livestock market.

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Israel

June 2013 Live export offloading cruelty exposed - TAKE ACTION

Footage reveals Australian animals being abused in Israel, AGAIN. Sheep were hit, kicked, punched and thrown while being unloaded from 2 live export ships.

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Jordan

June 2013 Australian sheep sold illegally in Jordan

In June 2013 Animals Australia investigators travelled to Jordan after receiving information about the deliberate, widespread and systemic on-selling of Australian sheep occurring in breach of Australia’s live export rules.

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Lebanon

June 2013 Australian sheep found in Lebanon

In June 2013 Animals Australia was documenting evidence of live export breaches in Jordan when information was supplied about the illegal onward trucking of Australian sheep from Jordan to Lebanon — a country that is not approved to import Australian animals.

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Malaysia

May 2013 URGENT: Live goat exports exposed

Animals Australia's first investigation in Malaysia has uncovered yet again that live export rules are being broken in a major export market. This time, goats are the victims of this cruel trade. Make your voice heard to help put an end to their suffering.

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Egypt

May 2013 BREAKING NEWS: Egypt cruelty leads to live export trade suspension

Animals Australia investigators have gathered damning evidence from Egypt, showing Australian cattle being subjected to brutal treatment in the country's only two accredited abattoirs.

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Kuwait

February 2013 Sheep suffer as live export breaches continue in Kuwait

An official government report has confirmed that Australian sheep were still being illegally sold into a notorious Kuwait livestock market five months after Animals Australia first alerted authorities to the problem. Make your voice heard to end this cruelty!

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Mauritius

January 2013 Pregnant cattle suffer in Mauritian live export debacle

The long sea journey to Mauritius is already one of the most gruelling for Australian exported animals. So when heavily pregnant cattle were illegally shipped to this island nation, the repercussions were dire.

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Israel

December 2012 UPDATE: Live export horror in Israel

An Australian Government investigation has utterly failed to protect animals, following last year's shocking expose of brutal cruelty inflicted on Australian cattle in Israel. But Australian animals still have you.

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Pakistan

October 2012 Live export disaster in Pakistan

Discover the truth about the biggest live export disaster in history. As seen on Four Corners, 21,000 Australian sheep were brutally slaughtered in Pakistan; a country to which they were never intended to be exported.

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Qatar

September 2012 Save the forgotten animals of live export

Brave whistleblowers exposed the horrific neglect of dairy cattle and sheep exported to Qatar, but no one has been held accountable — the tragic consequences of a system that completely overlooks 'breeding' animals.

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Kuwait

September 2012 Shocking new evidence of live export breaches

As exposed on ABC's Lateline, one of the most notoriously cruel market places in the Middle East became the scene of yet another shocking breach of new live export regulations.

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Indonesia

February 2012 Live exporters caught out in Indonesia - again

Despite new 'safeguards' introduced after Animals Australia's first investigation in Indonesia, the cruel treatment of Australian cattle was once again documented in Indonesian slaughterhouses.

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Turkey

August 2011 Damning live export investigation in Turkey

Animals Australia's first investigation in Turkey revealed once again the cruel treatment to which exporters are prepared to send animals. Hundreds of thousands of Australian sheep and cattle had been supplied to Turkey where cruel handling and slaughter methods were routine.

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Indonesia

May 2011 Indonesian live export investigation on Four Corners damning

Animals Australia's first investigation in Indonesia - as shown on Four Corners - exposed the routine, widespread and brutal treatment of Australian cattle. The level of industry knowledge and complicity revealed a damning picture of the live export trade and led to sweeping reforms of the entire industry.

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Pre 2011

From 2003 to 2010 Animals Australia conducted a total of nine live export investigations in Kuwait, Egypt, Jordan, Qatar, Oman, and Bahrain. Evidence of routine and shocking cruelty was provided to Government and industry, and exposed on programs such as 60 Minutes, 7.30 Report and A Current Affair.

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