The Government decided to prohibit the export of livestock for slaughter, except where the risks can be managed to an acceptable level. In these situations exporters could apply for an exemption. In 2007 MAF wrote to exporters of livestock and industry groups and representatives of the farming community seeking their views on how the new regime could best be implemented so that minimum disruption is caused to trade where there are no significant risks. This document provides a summary of the issues raised in stakeholder meetings and submissions, and presents MAF’s response and modified proposals.
Protection & Response, Animal Welfare