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May 18, 2018 - The Conversation

The live export trade is unethical. It puts money ahead of animals’ pain

The live export trade is unethical. It puts money ahead of animals’ pain

Last month millions of Australians saw footage of sheep dying slowly from heat and thirst while being shipped on the Awassi Express from Fremantle in Western Australia to Doha, Qatar. 

On many other occasions, I have argued that we ought to give the same weight to the suffering of animals as we give to similar forms of human suffering. In my view that means that in most circumstances we shouldn’t be eating animals at all, but that is not the main issue here. Even those who think that human interests normally override the interests of animals can see that what happened on the Awassi Express was wrong and ought not to be allowed to happen again.

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