MP Wilkie proposes electronic tags for live export sheep and goats + VIDEO

[embedded content] TASMANIAN Independent MP Andrew Wilkie has proposed legislation for all livestock exported from Australia, including sheep, to be identified and tracked with an electronic ear tag, to tighten trade regulation. The well-known opponent of the live export trade, yesterday read the Australian Meat and Livestock Industry (Amendment) (Tagging Livestock) Bill 2016 for the second time in the Federal Parliament. Mr Wilkie said the Export Supply Chain Assurance System does not work and despite “shocking revelations” out of the Middle East and Malaysia during the Festival of Sacrifice – when sheep were reportedly sold and slaughtered outside approved ESCAS supply chains…

Source: Sheep Central
MP Wilkie proposes electronic tags for live export sheep and goats + VIDEO