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Sheep Fight for Life Aboard Ship

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Posted August 17, 2011 by peta2 staff

For the past week, 67,000 sheep have struggled to survive inside a crowded, filthy multitier ship in Australia. We’re betting that not all of them have made it. The sheep?either discarded by the wool industry or bred for meat?were bound for slaughter in the Middle East, a grueling journey, but when the ship experienced mechanical problems, the captain turned the ship around and returned to Australia.

Now the ship is sitting at  the dock, and the sheep have been left on board to suffer in cramped quarters, mired in their own waste. Eventually, one supposes, it will be back out to sea again for these unfortunate animals.

The voyage from Australia to the Middle East can take weeks, during which time many sheep commonly starve to death, are trampled, or become ill and die, their bodies tossed overboard. Upon arrival, the survivors are dragged from the ship, thrown into the backs of trucks, and driven to slaughter, where they have their throats cut while fully conscious.

Please urge Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard to put a stop to the immense suffering endured by millions of sheep and other animals every year by banning live export.

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  • 1907 days ago

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    Disgusting!Don’t humans ever put themselves in those poor animals positions and see that it isn’t ethical or humane in any way.Don’t they have a conscience for God’s sake.What savages.And to send them to the middle east.Oh,i just don’t understand how they cannot think that they don’t have any feelings.They are put through too much and it needs to stop.It’s barbaric!If it’s not one thing,it’s another and it’s enough.

  • 1935 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    awe! i will write an email too!

  • 1935 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    🙁

  • 1935 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    this is awful! poor sheeps!

  • 1935 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I wrote a letter. This is terribly sad D:

  • 1935 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    awful… I cant believe people are still ignorant to suffering =(

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