Rinpoche on Live Animal Exports
Rinpoche on live animal exports & being vegetarian
Recently Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Spiritual Director of the FPMT, has called on his students to become vegetarian or eat less meat to help reduce the suffering to animals, including cattle involved in the live export industry (follow this link to read his full account). Every year Australia exports around 4 million live sheep to the Middle East and over half a million cattle to South East Asia. Not only do these sentient creatures suffer on the long journeys on overcrowded ships with many not surviving the trip, but their treatment at their destination is appalling.
Most of the countries these animals are exported to do not have a single law protecting their welfare. As such, most sheep and cattle have their throats cut whilst fully conscious and suffer extended, distressing and painful deaths whilst waiting animals watch in terror.
Stop Live Animal Exports
Even though the Australian Government recently voted to allow the continuation of the live export of cattle to Indonesia, it is important to continue the pressure.
The Hon Julia Gillard MP
Fax: (02) 6277 8495
Email via: www.pm.gov.au/
Senator Joe Ludwig
Minister for Agriculture,
Fisheries and Forestry
Fax: (02) 6277 4406
To find the contact details of your local Federal MP
and Senator to express your opposition to live
export, look up the following website:
Call radio stations and write letters to newspapers. Spread the word.
The animals need your help!