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Wilkie trying again for live export ban

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Federal MP Andrew Wilkie is pushing to completely shut down Australia's live export trade.

Mr Wilkie has introduced a bill to parliament to ban animals from being sent overseas as of 2020.

The Denison independent has been unsuccessful in attracting major party interest on three previous occasions.

"These days the Labor and Liberal parties, and the National party, are pretty much in lockstep with their support for the live animal export trade", Mr Wilkie told parliament.

Mr Wilkie took specific aim at Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce, asking, "how on earth can any civilised, decent country allow this barbaric behaviour to continue?

"In fact, not only is it continuing but this government - and this Minister for Agriculture - rubs his hands with glee and celebrates every expansion of the industry."

Image: Anat Refuah [CC BY-SA 4.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

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