Suspension of Emanuel Exports live export licence welcomed

Suspension of Emanuel Exports live export licence welcomed

The McGowan Labor Government has welcomed the Federal Government’s action to suspend the live export licence of Perth-based Emanuel Exports.

Emanuel Exports is the company behind the Awassi Express sheep shipment to the Middle East last year when thousands of sheep died from heat stress.

State Member for Fremantle, Simone McGurk, voiced her support, “Freo residents see the live sheep export trade up close as animals leave the Port of Fremantle, and they take animal welfare extremely seriously.”

“I applaud WA Agriculture Minister, Alannah MacTiernan’s work holding operators to high standards of animal welfare and investigating abuses.”

“Given what we saw on the Awassi Express, the Federal Government’s suspension of Emanuel Exports’ licence is entirely appropriate.”

Ms McGurk said she supported Federal Labor’s commitment to transition out of the live export trade and towards chilled meat exports which would create more local jobs in WA.