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Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan moved to ban ‘cruel’ long-haul shipments
of living animals from Australia to Israel on Sunday.
The expose – which Animals Australia says is the first of its kind –
documented gruelling trips from Australia to the Middle East forced upon
sheep destined for slaughter.
journey featured lasted upward of three weeks, with footage revealing extreme
overcrowding, oppressive heat, and a lack of clear access to food or water.
post from 60 Minutes Australia shared footage of the animals during a five-day
records show that on the second day, 880 sheep die.
“That’s one death every two minutes.”
shipment’s death toll was 2,400.
The victims of were thrown
the original expose were also aired during Israeli television program Hadashot,
which had veterinarian Yuval Samuel as a guest, and commenter.
witnessing the footage, Samuel said: “They literally cook from the inside while
alive during the journey.”
Despite previous promises from the agriculture ministry, the government has reportedly failed to reduce livestock export in the past.