Export Control (Protection Of Animal Welfare) Order

AUSTRALIA - In response to ABC's Four Corners programme, Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Joe Ludwig has put in place a ‘protection of animal welfare order’, that came into effect today, Friday 3 June 2011.
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This order prohibits the export of live animals to 12 abattoirs in Indonesia. The list of abattoirs can, and will, be re-assessed if necessary.

The Secretary of the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Dr Conall O’Connell has registered supplementary orders that require all live cattle exporters to provide information and declare that animals will not be transported to or slaughtered at the facilities prohibited under the protection of animal welfare order.

The Order can be viewed here: http://www.comlaw.gov.au/Details/F2011L00930

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