Vietnam feedlot, abattoirs suspended following cattle cruelty allegations, by Mark Phelps and Daniel Pederson, Queensland Country Life, 12 June 2016.
An edited extract of the original article is reproduced below.
VIETNAM’s Haiphong feedlot as well as abattoirs in the Bai Do region have been banned immediately from receiving Australian livestock following complaints of animal cruelty involving what are alleged to be Australian cattle.
Australian Livestock Exporters’ Council (ALEC) chief executive officer Alison Penfold said the bans are in response to allegations by Animals Australia of animal cruelty towards exported Australian livestock in Vietnam…
“There is no sidestepping the issue, if the evidence is of brutal treatment of Australian cattle, such as sledgehammering or other cruel practices then individual exporter, feedlot or abattoir systems to oversee control and traceability have failed to detect them,” Ms Penfold said…
Ms Penfold said exporters had taken a range of action in response to the allegations including:
- Measures to suspend facilities alleged to be in breach
- Measures to immediately increase direct control of livestock in market
- Measures to immediately check veracity of previous cattle movements and nightly kills
- Measures to confirm CCTV control and traceability systems
- Measures to review management systems and oversight of control and traceability
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