There has been an alarming development concerning the exemption of Saudi Arabia from the Export Supply Chain Assurance Scheme (ESCAS)
ESCAS was put in place by the Gillard Government in the wake of the 4 Corners exposure of cruelty to Australian cattle in Indonesia. It is an assurance scheme that tracks livestock exports through the supply chain to slaughter to ensure the animals welfare and humane slaughter. It has greatly improved standards and animal welfare in the industry.
The Agricultural Minister Barnaby Joyce is considering exempting Saudi Arabia from the ESCAS. Saudi Arabia refuses to comply with ESCAS. I am opposed to the Agriculture Minister's plan and I will fight it in the Parliament. But I need your help.
Please sign my petition to show your support.