21st July – Australian Animal Regulations…

…or lack of them.

I was reading Private Eye which has some seriously good journalistic stories untainted by bias (it’s not just a satirical magazine) and saw a story about the trade deal between the UK and Australia.

The story contained some information about the transportation of cattle and sheep in Australia and what conditions the animals endure when travelling.

In Australia, regulations allow for cattle over the age of six months and sheep over the age of four months to be transported for 48 hours without water or cooling fans. It is also common practice to deprive animals of feed and water beforehand to reduce faecal and urine output during transport.

Try and remember this when you’re enjoying your next Australian meat product.

Published by Julian Worker

I was born in Leicester. I attended school in Yorkshire and University in Liverpool. I have been to 93 countries and territories including The Balkans and Armenia in 2015, France and Slovakia in 2016, and some of the Greek Islands in 2017. My sense of humour is distilled from The Goons, Monty Python, Fawlty Towers, and Midsomer Murders. I love being creative in my writing and I love writing about travelling. My next books are a travel book about Greece and a novel inspired by Brexit.

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