You can help ban live export

The terrible practice

Every year millions of Australian animals are exported live for slaughter. Those who survive the journey often endure brutal treatment and conscious slaughter.

What’s wrong with live export?

Most animals that are exported live for slaughter have their throats cut while fully conscious. Millions have died at sea. Some 26 investigations have revealed that in destination countries, many animals endure routine abuse and brutal slaughter in places where laws do not protect them from cruelty.

Animals Australia’s mission

Since 2003, Animals Australia has conducted numerous investigations into the treatment of animals exported from Australia. The evidence from investigations in the Middle East and South East Asia has consistently revealed the willingness of Australia’s live export industry, and consecutive Federal Governments, to export live animals despite appalling cruelty in importing markets.

In 2011, Animals Australia provided ABC’s Four Corners with investigation footage exposing widespread and extreme cruelty to Australian cattle in Indonesia. The subsequent Four Corners exposé sparked a wave of public concern and action on an unprecedented level.

Despite the fact the government’s new regulations have now been implemented in every export market (except Egypt), shocking cruelty continues to be exposed, including in Turkey, Indonesia, Kuwait, Qatar, Pakistan, Israel, Mauritius and Egypt. In every export market that Animals Australia has investigated, they have uncovered cruelty.

Supporting Animals Australia

Phoenix Rising For Children (PRFC) is an accredited out-of-home or foster care provider based in Sydney, N.S.W, Australia. PRFC was founded in 2001 to provide quality foster care to children and young people across Sydney, including contemporary, quality, family-based foster care and effective and specialist support services to children and young people and their families. PRFC operates ethically, effectively and empathically with a view to achieving quality outcomes and a satisfying working environment, and as such we support such organisations as Animals Australia as they encompass similar ideals.

Have you considered fostering a young one? PRFC undertakes regular planning and evaluation and has a focus on personal development and training. If you would like to become a foster carer and join our team providing effective and meaningful care to children and young people, please contact us!

We also provide family contact services, and these specialize in contact supervision for children in out of home care with their parents and other significant family members.

We can be reached at

Learn more about our foster care agency in NSW at

The policy in Australia

Animal welfare legislation in Australia requires that all animals slaughtered in this country are stunned prior to slaughter. However, a legal loophole is still allowing several slaughterhouses in South Australia, Victoria and New South Wales to kill sheep without stunning for a small ritual slaughter market (kosher and halal).

With Islamic and Jewish leaders in Australia largely accepting the stunning of animals and the vast amount of ‘halal accredited’ meat produced in Australia coming from facilities that do stun animals before slaughter, the suffering of sheep in ritual slaughter continues only to appease a very small minority.

The State Ministers for agriculture have met several times over recent years to consider this issue, but have failed to reach consensus.

How to help

Tell the PM you are against live exports by supporting Animals Australia.


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