A authorities probe has been launched after distressing pictures emerged allegedly exhibiting cattle being pulled to the ground with ropes and slaughtered, with out being shocked first.
Animal rights charity Animals Australia has filed a criticism about the incident which it claims occurred throughout the Islamic ‘Festival of Sacrifice’ in the Indonesian province of North Sumatra.
The charity stated the remedy of the cattle breached Exporter Supply Chain Assurance System (ESCAS) necessities.
ESCAS happened after a reside export ban was launched in 2011 to guarantee optimistic animal welfare outcomes for Australian livestock despatched abroad.
Export firm International Livestock Exports (ILE) has suspended the facility from the place the cattle have been initially shipped, pending the consequence of the division’s investigation, the Guardian reported.
ILE stated in a press release “the person responsible for the misappropriation of cattle has been terminated”.
Animals Australia stated it discovered about the alleged case of animal cruelty on August 14 and a remaining report on the incident can be printed on September 13.
“It is deeply concerning that Australian cattle have once again been subjected to roping slaughter in Indonesia, and that the only reason this has become known, is because of the efforts of a charity,” the charity stated in a press release.
“ESCAS was established to stop such horrific remedy.”
Australia’s Department of Agriculture stated it didn’t touch upon investigations which can be in progress.