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Andrew Wilkie introduces Indonesian cattle cruelty Bill into Australian Parliament

CANBERRA. 31 October 2011.

 Live cattle exports came to the focused attention of animal rights campaigners and the Australian public when animal cruelty was shown on Four Corners.

The program included vision of Australian cattle being butchered alive in Indonesian abattoirs.

The public response was intense, swift and vitriolic. It forced the Labor government to stop live cattle exports.

Labor had been in power for three years and had done nothing to ensure that Australian cattle were treated humanely in Indonesia. The trip over to that country was controlled by live cattle shipping rules, but once in the hands of Muslims who insist that cattle be killed by knife while fully conscious, the cattle were brutally killed.

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