Jo-Anne McArthur / Eyes On Animals
Australia bans live sheep exports to the Middle East from June 1 to September 14
31 March 2020
Live sheep exports will be avoided during the northern hemisphere summer to improve animal welfare outcomes.
Live sheep exports will be banned to, or through, the Middle East from June 1 to September 14.
The Australian Federal Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment has announced new permanent requirements for live sheep exports following the finalisation of a regulation impact statement (RIS).
The department said the changes, to apply from May 1, would improve animal welfare with a focus on conditions to manage the risk of heat stress during the northern hemisphere summer (May 1 to October 31 October).
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