(Issued by Department of Agriculture)
The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources has suspended the live export licence of a second livestock export company.
The suspension will remain in place pending a full review.
It is not appropriate for the department to provide more information while the investigation is ongoing.
Sheep that had been due for export remain in a registered feedlot. The sheep have been inspected by the department’s veterinarians; they are in good health and well-cared for.
Arrangements for these animals remain the responsibility of the exporter.
Exporters are also responsible for ensuring they meet all animal welfare requirements imposed under Commonwealth and state law.