Joint statement from The Hon Sussan Ley MP and The Hon Sarah Henderson MP

We welcome the findings of the Moss Review, a very thorough investigation into the capability and culture of the regulation of live animal exports.

It is abundantly clear that exporters and the Regulator have fallen well short of the public’s expectation of humane animal welfare standards and practices.

For too many years exporters have knowingly based their business on animal cruelty and an inefficient or inept overview of their operations – that business model is now dead.

We thank the Minister, both for the review itself and his emphatic response to its findings.

We remain convinced that the smartest and most humane way to treat our sheep and lamb offtake is to slaughter them domestically, which will also boost opportunities within our feedlotting and processing industries.

We will continue to advocate with our Coalition colleagues for a five year phase out of long haul live sheep exports – the Moss Review further proves why support for this ban continues to build in every corner of the country.