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Live Sheep Exports to Iran?

Live Sheep Exports

A move to reopen the live export trade to Iran has prompted a furious reaction from animal welfare groups.

The industry is hoping more than

one million sheep will be exported to the Middle Eastern country each year.

The federal Government says Iran will be subject to the same animal welfare standards as all other markets.

But Independent Member for Denison Andrew Wilkie is appalled by the decision

“This agriculture Minister simply does not care about animal welfare and that should alarm all Australians.”