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14th June 2024

International Ban Live Exports Day

On this day, let us remember that the exportation of live animals to slaughter in foreign countries is driven to a great extent by the demand for religious slaughter.

Animal Voice calls on Governments to follow the Australian example whereby the export of live animals to slaughter will be phased out over four years and replaced by the shipment of chilled or frozen meat, which is slaughtered in the home country in accordance with religious practices. One of the most egregious examples of humankind’s excess in its imposition of needless suffering on animals took place in April 2024 when the Bahijah live-stock carrier shipped 16 000 cattle and sheep on a journey to slaughter from Australia to Israel. The distance travelled from departure to arrival was more than the mileage of the circumference of the Earth at the equator.

Malcolm Plant, founder of the World Link Coalition of which

The Humane Education Trust is a member, has noted:

“The Ultimate Paradox! The scientific reality is that religious traditions and practices in the name of a God of Love can destroy empathy, compassion and kindness which are the essential component parts of Love.”

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Please read the latest article on Philip Lymbery featured in the Daily Maverick

Published 31 May 2024

Animal Voice engages
Dr Mphane Molefe

Director: Veterinary Public Health Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development
on the question of long distance transport to slaughter

Published 21 May 2024


Dr Molefe's reply
23 May 2024

Animal Voice's reply
23 May 2024

Dr Molefe's reply
24 May 2024

Please share your comments on living animals exported to slaughter

We value your comments which will be presented to Government in due course

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Long distance transport to slaughter
Published 21 May 2024

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Woolworths' contribution to animal welfare
Published 20 May 2024


Australia: Live sheep export will end in 4 years
Published 16 May 2024

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Philip Lymbery tasting cultivated meatballs
Published 12 May 2024



Animal horror on 'death ship' from Brazil
Published 19 February 2024

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Floating feedlot Bahijah
Published 08 March 2024






























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