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ANNE KRUGER, PRESENTER: The Indonesian live export row has focussed national attention on the rights of farm animals in an unprecedented way. And although the trade has resumed and Federal Government has declined at this stage to legislate it out of existence, there's little doubt fundamental questions remain over the future of the billion-dollar business.

Hardly surprising then that animal welfare has become such a significant new force in Australian legal circles. From law students through to a former High Court judge, there is a growing awareness of animal law: the rights, or lack thereof, for farm animals and the implications for Australian agribusiness, as Shaun Murphy reports.

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