Are live exports under threat? | POLL

Are live exports under threat? | POLL

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Calls to ban the live export of sheep have reignited following a 60 Minutes report. Do you think they will succeed?

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CALLS to ban sheep live exports have come thick and fast since a 60 Minutes report aired on Sunday, including from Liberal MP Sussan Ley.

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But Agriculture Minister David Littleproud said there would be no total ban – but there was no point complaining about the footage that wouldn't exist if the conditions on the boat were good for the sheep.

“We need a sustainable trade with good animal welfare outcomes – we need an industry which does not tolerate wrongdoing – we need an environment in which whistleblowers are comfortable coming forward,” he said.

“The live export trade is important for our farmers.

“It provides a floor in the market for older sheep and fills demand overseas for live sheep.

“A ban on the whole industry would only punish those who have done no wrong - both exporters and farmers.”

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