Not very nice to read as it just slams the Aussie way. Do the Kiwi competitor feel they have the right for some reason to have paved road to succeed in Australia.
About time: they are serial offenders of breaching both export regulations and animal welfare legislation. Also, if all regulations are finally policed and enforced correctly, the live export trade would be rendered unprofitable, so at the end of the day the Government should commence a complete phase-out and protect our farmers by investing in a frozen and boxed meat trade and create more jobs in local abattoirs and chilled-meat supply chain and storage companies.
Perhaps if people hadn't seen animals legs hanging out of trucks and animals so thirsty in the sun while drivers sit comfortably in their trucks or stop for lunch leaving animals in all types of weather, then you might have a few more supporters. I know people who won't touch lamb because they have driven behind sheep trucks.After a while they became vegans. These are people who have eaten meat all of their lives. Live animal export is cruel and inhumane. People would't stand for that treatment to a dog. Sheep feel the same fear, pain and deprivation as any much loved pet.You don't care.