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Organisations gear up for third live sheep export court battle

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Wildlife organisation HSI-Africa remains unmoved on their stance that live sheep exports not only contravene South Africa’s Animals Protection Act, but potentially put the lives of consumers and tens of thousands of sheep at risk.


05 Aug 2020
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Organisations gear up for third live sheep export court battle

The NSPCA’s last court appearance saw the temporary prohibition of live sheep exports by sea, postponing the treacherous journey around 56 000 sheep were set to endure aboard the multi-decked Al Messilah vessel. Photo for illustration: Jo-Anne McArthur/Israel Against Live Exports

A battle between the South African National Council of Societies for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, and an organisation fighting for the right to export live animals via cargo ships is due back in court on Thursday. State-of-the art technology, economic development for struggling farmers, and satisfying the needs of consumers who eat halaal meat are some of the arguments posed by international meat production and trade company, Al Mawashi, in support of live animal exports.  But animal welfare organisations remain unmoved on their stance that live sheep exports not only contravene anti-cruelty provisions of South Africa’s Animals Protection...

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