ANDREW 'Twiggy' Forrest has angered the cattle industry, after claiming the whole of the beef processing sector in Australia and worldwide "really don't have great standards when it comes to the final 50 metres of an animal's life".
Speaking on ABC's Landline, Mr Forrest said he was sure 'every beef producer in our beautiful country' felt the same.
"It breaks a lot of hearts to think those animals they've kept all their life are going to be treated cruelly and have extreme stress and extreme fear," Dr Forrest said.
Cattle Council of Australia president Markus Rathsmann rebuffed the claims, saying CCA had no evidence of substandard animal welfare practices occurring in the beef supply chain.
He also emphasised that well cared for, unstressed animals at slaughter delivered a far better quality product.
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