Australian Accredited Veterinarian Haydn Roeger, Changerup, has broken his silence and called in the "Sully" over media and activist comments about the latest live animal export voyage to Israel in May.
Wellard has sold another vessel and will lease it back under a deal with one of its key shareholders.
Changes to the live export industry are impacting on rural businesses with one transporter looking to move east for more opportunities.
The attempt by Animals Australia to stop 56,000 sheep from being exported from the Fremantle Port last week aboard the MV Ocean Drover was "unprecedented", according to Australian Livestock Exporters' Council (ALEC) chief executive officer Mark Harvey-Sutton.
Animal welfare is a social science not an exact science - one of the messages to come out of the recent Live Export Roadshow.
Three Western Australian farming women who took their case to parliament this week believe the live sheep export industry has a sustainable future.