Okay, as a vegetarian and someone who cares about animals i certainly DON'T support live exports. However, I feel that some people are being completely unsympathetic to the farmers who have been affected by this. I'm not saying what they do is right, so please don't all attack me for saying this. But it has been their lively hood this whole time, and to have these things pulled out from under them is horrible and means they are not fincancially stable.
I care for ALL animals, including humans. I think, due to the circumstances and the sudden decision made by the government the farmers need some sort of help. They really have been left there with nothing.
I do believe that banning live cattle exports is the right thing to do though. I just think that people on both sides could stand to be a bit more sympathetic towards the other side of the story.
The government should be investing in new ways of killing animals that they deem to be "humane" though, of course, as a vegetarian, I would believe that investing in farming that doesn't involve livestock to be a better step.