There is a growing number of people in Australia who believe that we should stop all live animal exports, it’s cruel and we shouldn’t allow it at all. So do we get behind our cattle producers and exporters or hang out for the right for all animals who leave Australia to be killed in the kindest way possible?
Two weeks ago Tony Windsor had the opportunity to vote for Bob Katter’s proposal to deliver stun guns to Indonesian abattoirs which would have brought about a speedy resumption of the live cattle trade but he decided to vote with the government. He had the chance to stand up for the cattle growers in his electorate who are suffering a 20 per cent fall in price, but he blew it. Now the whole country knows about it, the independent for New England might find he isn’t as popular with the voters as he used to be.