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Oceans2Earth strives to assist with local solutions to global problems. O2E was founded in Melbourne, Australia in 2010 for the purpose of providing resources and financial assistance to animal welfare and conservation projects including elephant sanctuary land in Kenya, cat and dog rescue in Africa and community recycled product projects in Asia and Africa. The O2E Foundation aims to facilitate people’s awareness of the impacts of animal tourism, trade and human intervention on the welfare, sustainability and general health of wildlife populations.

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Australia needs humane live export laws!

'Wherever there are industries that profit from the abuse of animals; wherever the eyes of the public aren't looking; animals are at great risk.' Lyn White, Animals Australia.

The recent, shocking images on Australian tv were enough to make anyone cringe. I confess, I haven't been able to bring myself to watch them. My imagination runs rampant and I can't help but wonder why people behave the way they do. It seems logical that animals would be stunned before they are sliced, diced or out and out killed, doesn't it? Obviously that is not logical to some nor is the treatment of livestock with dignity and empathy. Therefore the responsibility must fall to exporters to ensure that stunning occur. Again - logical? Again - obviously not! It falls to us, as responsible, caring human beings of the general population to express our concerns and insist that this practice be legislated. Don't sell our livestock to ANYONE, ANY COUNTRY, ANY COMPANY who doesn't stun. SIMPLE.

Thank you to everyone who chose not to look away and sign the petitions, write to their government representatives & educate their friends to legislate & enforce livestock stunning before slaughter. The road is long but starts with each small step.

What can you do? Please log on to Animals Australia who are doing such an awesome job on this project and follow their simple list of "Take Action" things you can do. It does make a difference. Truly.

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