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RADelaide rallies for sheep!
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RADelaide rallies for sheep!

Posted 22 August 2011   by         Permalink | 4 Comments

Tags: rally, activism, live export, sheep, Port Adelaide

On the wharves of Port Adelaide, an animal welfare crisis has been unfolding.

A run down live export ship (actually a 28 year old converted car carrier) hit mechanical trouble when it set out for the Middle East with 67,000 sheep on board and was forced to return to Adelaide after just one day at sea. Trapped on the ship and crammed into tiny pens for over a week, 300 sheep died on board.

After a last-minute protest last Wednesday by Animals Australia, Unleashed members and around 70 locals, the sheep were finally offloaded and sent to a feedlot north of Adelaide.

Then on Saturday, as sheep were still being offloaded, more than 300 people gathered again at the docks to demand these sheep be shown some mercy. They've been through so much already! It's unthinkable that the live exporters still want to ship them back to the Middle East where they will have their throats cut while fully conscious!

Adelaide really stepped up on ultra short notice and I'm pretty proud of my hometown right now. But we still don't know yet what the fate of these poor confused sheep will be. We will be keeping our voices loud for them and I hope you will too.

Make sure you keep an eye on our Facebook page for any new protests that will be coming up, and sign up to the Action Team here so we can alert you to any last minute rallies quick as a flash!

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Dannielle Dannielle 22 August 2011
These sheep need to be kept here in Australia now, they've suffered far too much cruelty already!

God forbid they go on to the Middle East where they will endure more suffering, and torture. Not the mery of a quicck and humane death. That is only possible here in Australia, as is being proven to us time and time again.

Of course there is no 100% guarantee that ALL our abbatoirs and their people adhere to our animal welfare laws, but most definately we are the lesser of the two evils and the animals have an enormously better chance at a less traumatic slaughter.

Please, Julia Guillard (our Gov't), step in and up to reduce the suffereing of these sheep on this ship. And start the change towards a more humane future for ALL of Australias livestock!  

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Buddha Baby Buddha Baby 23 August 2011
Good work to Animals Australia for organising the protest. I wish I lived near Adelaide so I could come down and help out. This just shows that live animal export is a horrible fate for the animals. The government leaders needs to spend time with the animals in the weeks before their slaughter and I'm sure policies would change.
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kikumeri kikumeri 1 September 2011
i couldnt come =( had to work!!!! i hope it went well!, i cant wait for the oscars law protest!
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carmielee carmielee 3 September 2011
Thank you Animals Australia, all the organisers and of course the compassionate Adelaideans who have continued to rally for the welfare of these defenceless animals who are currently boarding the 'death ship' Al Shuwaikh.

Please check out my thread in the forum about how our protests impact the exporters.
Today I heard a woman say 'I wish I could do more than just stand here', I hope this brief insight into exporting costs can give some hope to those who fear that no one is listening and that they're not doing enough.

We'll never forget, we'll never stop...and we do in fact make a difference! xoxoxo love
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