Live animal exportThis article is available as a printable pamphlet - print double sided and cut down the middle. You can hand this out at rallies, meetings, etc.
9 June 2011
Below is the position of the Vegan Society NSW on the current issue of live animal exports to Indonesia.
Reaction to Four Corners program shows widespread compassion towards animals
The horrific treatment of animals shown on Four Corners recently has shocked many people. The compassion they feel for the animals clearly shows that people include animals in their ethical system. Most people understand that animals feel emotions such as pleasure, pain and fear. Anyone who has the good fortune to live with a companion animal knows that animals have fun playing games, they get pleasure from touch and they enjoy the company of human and non-human animals. On the program, farmers expressed positive feelings for the animals they raise for slaughter, some even praising the animals for their intelligence and other traits. Gone are the days when animals were assumed to be unfeeling machines. Both common sense and science demonstrate the rich emotional lives of animals.