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Very significant gains made against live sheep-trade cruelty in Middle East

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"Each year in the Middle East Kingdom of Jordan imports more than a million live cattle a year and sheep from Australia. Animal activists have been campaigning against the practice, arguing that the sheep are ill treated both during the arduous journey and once they arrive. One Australian activist has managed to enlist the support of Princess Alia of Jordan in her quest for animal welfare." 7.30 Report | Wed, 15 Apr 2009 19:39:00 +1000 | Duration 7m 13s ABC video report.

It seems ironic and perhaps a sign of what is to come, that, just as Jordan is cleaning up its act, Australia seems to be going backwards with the ACT's poorly justified attempts to institute frequent mass-slaughter of kangaroos in areas coveted by developers and attempts to expand the roo-meat industry.

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