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Live cattle exports back on

DEMI WRIGHT

Australia’s largest livestock exporter will recommence the shipment of live cattle to Indonesia by the end of the week.

Wellard Rural Exports plans to send 7000 cattle from Wyndham in the state’s north to Indonesia on late Friday or early Saturday.

This will be the first time Wellard has shipped cattle to Indonesia for 10 weeks after live exports were banned in June.

The ban followed the airing on television of graphic footage of Australian cattle being mistreated at an Indonesian slaughterhouse.

Wellard’s External Affairs Officer Cameron Morse says the new live export regulations set by the government will be met.

(Hear what Mr Morse has to say.)

The recommencement of live exports to Indonesia has been met with considerable opposition from groups concerned about animal welfare.

RSPCA spokeswoman Emma Jane Morcombe says not enough is being done to protect the animals.

(Listen to Ms Morcombe’s comments.)

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