Horrifying footage of sheep exports filmed by Animals Australia aired last night on 60 Minutes, shocking viewers with the level of animal cruelty.
Whistleblower navigation officer Faisal Ullah told 60 Minutes he could not stay silent over the squalid conditions aboard multiple voyages from Australia to the Middle East.
“I have seen a lot of little young lambs die — they’ve been crushed under the feet of other animals,” he said. “It’s so distressing.”
On social media viewers were unanimous in their outrage over the distressing scenes. Animals Australia has a petition calling to end live animal exports.
The Emanuel Exports ship, scheduled to travel from Western Australia to the Middle East carrying 65,000 live sheep and 250 cattle, will be blocked from leaving Australia if the export company fails to meet strict new conditions by tomorrow.
A protest rally will also be held at midday today at Emanuel Exports’ Head Office in Perth.
Warning: Confronting uncut vision on YouTube.
Federal Minister for Agriculture David Littleproud said the conditions were “bullshit” and the vision “disturbed me greatly.”
Source: News Corp