07 Jun '11, 11pm

Australia suspends live cattle trade to Indonesia after the broadcast of gruesome slaughterhouse practices there

Australia suspends live cattle trade to Indonesia after the broadcast of gruesome slaughterhouse practices there

Australian cows are loaded onto a truck after arriving at the Tanjung Priok port in Jakarta on May 31, 2011. Australia has suspended its live cattle trade with Indonesia. -- PHOTO: REUTERS SYDNEY - AUSTRALIA late on Tuesday suspended its A$330 million (S$433.9 million) a year live cattle trade with Indonesia after gruesome televised images exposed slaughterhouse practices there. The ban would last until proper treatment of the animals was assured, said Agriculture Minister Joe Ludwig, who signed the order, according to The Sydney Morning Herald newspaper. The government had temporarily suspended exports to 11 slaughterhouses after the footage aired nationally last week. Mr Ludwig's office said he would hold a press conference to outline the trade suspension later on Wednesday. Cattle sales agent Tim McHugh said the suspension would have a huge economic impact on cattle ran...

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