17 Jun '11, 3am

Animal cruelty should be stopped!!!!!!

Animal cruelty should be stopped!!!!!!

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Australian government suspended live cattle exports Tuesday to 11 Indonesian abattoirs featured in a television program showing suffering steers being whipped and taking minutes to bleed to death after their throats were cut. Agriculture Minister Joe Ludwig said the suspension would be in force while an investigator reviewed the 330 million Australian dollar ($350 million) per year live cattle trade with Indonesia. Live Australian cattle account for up to 40 percent of the beef eaten in Indonesia. Ludwig warned that more slaughterhouses could be added to the banned list. "I will appoint an independent reviewer to investigate the complete supply chain for live exports up to and including the point of slaughter," he said in a statement. A senior official at Indonesia's Ministry of Agriculture, For Riwantoro, said that Indonesia as a predominant...

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