Tuesday, 26 June 2018
Export Control Amendment (Equine Live Export for Slaughter Prohibition) Bill 2018; First Reading
The Australian government has no agreements in place for the export of live equines for slaughter to any country. Each year a large number of equines are transported both to and from Australia for breeding, racing and equestrian purposes. Since 2010, there have been an average of 2,377 equines in 396 consignments per year. Donkeys are occasionally exported for breeding purposes or as companion and zoo animals. During 2017, a total of 14 donkeys were exported for these purposes.
Question agreed to.