Posted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 1:24 pm Post subject: 'Four Corners' Program on Live Sheep - Mon, 5 February
Few TV programs in history have packed a public and political punch quite like 'A Bloody Business' - the Four Corners exposť of our investigation into the live export trade to Indonesia last year.
This Monday night at 8.30pm, Four Corners will again expose a story that the live export industry doesn't want you to see.
Twelve weeks ago, 75,000 sheep were loaded onto the [i]MV Ocean Drover[/] in Fremantle, bound for slaughter in the Middle East. There would be no happy ending for these animals. But what 21,000 of them were ultimately forced to endure shocked everyone - even the live export industry.
After being rejected by Bahrain these sheep were stranded at sea in high heat and humidity for nearly two weeks while the exporter made desperate attempts to secure a country to take them.
Within 24 hours of this situation being exposed in the Australian media, a 'solution' was announced: the sheep were being unloaded in Pakistan. Yet not only was Pakistan not approved to take Australian sheep when these animals left Australia four weeks earlier - Pakistan had never been a traditional market for our sheep.
What then happened to these sheep, and why, is a story that desperately needs to be told. On Monday night, Walkley Award winning journalist, Sarah Ferguson, will reveal the whole truth in the final Four Corners episode for 2012.
Whether or not you choose to tune in, join the show at www.AnimalsAustralia.org to take urgent action on behalf of these and all victims of the live export trade.
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