Quarantine island proposal for indonesian live cattle imports from Australia was approved last Thursday by the Indonesian Ministry of Agriculture.
It’s a first in the world, says Australian animal producer Craig Kiely, who was one of the four Australians to get a leg up on his competition.
We have a lot of Australian cattle that are suffering from diseases, like swine flu and swine flu, that aren’t going anywhere. And unfortunately there isn’t really anything we can do to stop them going into this region, so if the Australian government really had their way, they could import live cattle from Australia.
Kiely and co-founder of the Australian Bovine Industry Association, Tim Wood, said the Australian government had signed a deal with Indonesia on a three-year import permit.
He said many of those animals were dying.
“When we first saw the photos we were absolutely horrified,” said Wood.
“We have seen hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of dead animals so we were really upset. When we put that out to the public, they were furious.”
After seeing what was coming his own animal welfare group called on the Australian government to scrap the contract.
“We’re absolutely certain we are not in the더킹카지노 majority, but I don’t think we are a minority,” said Wood.
He said a huge number of these animals did not live long enough to be slaughtered.
The Australian Meat Inspection Agency has said the Australian Government will not make public the raw animal numbers from this import permit.
Wood said it’s also disappointing that it took up so many years to get approvals.
The Australian government is currently in talks with Australia’s largest meat processors to decide what products will be on the new Bovine Export Imports Agreement.
AUSTRALIAN PROPERTY INTERRUPTION
There are some issues related to property interference that need to be considered, say experts.
Animal welfare groups say it would be unethical for the government to send animals abroad under this contract when they have already been sold elsewhere.
Dietitian and animal welfare expert Dr Anne-Marie Rangi says the Australian Government has a strong record when it comes to animal welfare.
“We are very transparent on the animals we are getting from Australia. We have a very clear code for how we are processing the animals, whic