Thank you for being a part of this campaign. The 30,000 signature live export petition was delivered to Parliament in October 2019. Here’s a news article about the handover: https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/rural/2019/10/petition-to-ban-live-animal-exports-delivered-to-parliament.html
In June 2019, the Government launched a review into the live export of cows, sheep, goats and deer, which has yet to be finished due to COVID-19 causing delays. SAFE and many other animal organisations made detailed submissions on this review, as did thousands of supporters calling for an end to all live exports. Sadly the review ignores day-old chicks and fish, which make up 99% of animals exported. However if the review recommends a ban on cattle exports, this decision could prevent tens of thousands of cows ending up in countries with lower standards of animal welfare, transport and slaughter.
SAFE made a detailed written submission on the petition as it has been going through the Parliamentary committee process, but that process is on hold awaiting the results of the Government review. Meanwhile, SAFE continues to keep the pressure on to stop live export, with protests at the ports when ships arrive and media stories exposing this brutal trade. This campaign will continue until live export is banned for good!