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STOP AUSTRALIAN ANIMALS BEING LIVE EXPORTED FOR THE FESTIVAL OF SACRIFICE
Petition Background (Preamble):
Tragically, hundreds of thousands of exported Australian animals are amongst the millions who are sacrificed during these religious celebrations.
Just as Christmas has become the worst time of animal suffering in the West with millions of pigs, turkeys and chickens slaughtered for Christmas celebrations, the Festival of Sacrifice is the worst time of animal suffering throughout the Middle East.
Islamic teachings speak of humane treatment of animals, but the sheer numbers of animals bought and sacrificed often leads to cruelty on a massive scale. The welfare of each individual animal is forgotten.
Animals Australia investigators returned to the Middle East for the 2010 Festival of Sacrifice and again documented brutally cruel treatment of Aussie sheep and cattle. Confused and exhausted sheep were routinely bound with wire, shoved into car boots or loaded onto the back of utes, before suffering a terrifying death - their throats cut whilst fully conscious.
Despite the evidence, the Australian Federal government has not faced up to the reality that live animal exports are cruel and must be stopped. Enough's enough! Call on the Aussie Prime Minister, Julia Gillard and the Agriculture Minister, Joe Ludwig to help put a stop to this cruel trade.
(Information provided in this petition has been copied and pasted from the Animals Australia website).
The STOP AUSTRALIAN ANIMALS BEING LIVE EXPORTED FOR THE FESTIVAL OF SACRIFICE petition to Prime Minister Julia Gillard, All Australian Federal and State Agricultural Ministers was written by Karina Rasmussen and is in the category Animal Rights at GoPetition. Contact author here. Petition tags: live export, australia, animals, cattle