(Images: Animals Australia)
An open email to:
The Hon.Joel Fitzgibbons (Federal Member for Hunter, Chief Government Whip - firstname.lastname@example.org) and,
The Hon. George Souris (State Member for Upper Hunter, Minister for Tourism, Major Events, Hospitality and Racing, and Minister for the Arts - email@example.com)
Dear Joel & George,
Both of you represent me in the Federal and State Parliaments where I need representation.
If you both do not commence representations to ban live animal export effective as of immediately I will actively campaign against you from here on in until I find suitable candidates who are prepared to support and fight for the welfare of all animals at all times.
I am ashamed and shocked beyond belief that this appalling trade is done in my name, and no political platitudes concerning regulators and regulations will fob me off - ever.
Not one single politician can ever guarantee that this gruesome act of animal cruelty will never happen again for the simple reason that once animals leave our shores they are out of our jurisdiction and control - it's only arrogance that peddles the view the regulator is a champion of animals - clearly it is not.
What will it take for us to ban live animal export? What are we waiting for?
Ban Live Animal Export NOW.
(Federal Voter for Hunter & State Voter for Upper Hunter)
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