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Live Animal Exportation from Australia to Middle Eastern countries (Bias survey)

This survey is in regards to whether Australia should ban live animal exportation to Middle Eastern countries. Most of the questions below are bias and confronting. All of the questions do require answers (most of them are multiple choice.) A WARNING: Depending on the individual who completes this survey, the confronting figures and facts below may be upsetting and distressing. REMEMBER if you are interested in helping take action, follow these great websites: www.animalsaustralia.org and www.banliveexport.com.au
Select gender.
Male
Female
Select age.
10-15 years
15-30 years
30-50 years
+50 years
On an overall view, what do you know about live animal exportation in Australia?
I have a solid idea of what live animal exportation is in Australia.
I have a reasonable understanding of what live animal exportation is in Australia.
I have a vague understanding of what live animal exportation is in Australia.
I have absolutely no idea what live animal exportation is in Australia.
Are you aware of the unethical treatment the animals endure from transportation and right up before their deaths?
Yes. I am aware of the unethical treatment of Australian exported animals.
I have some knowledge of the unethical treatment of Australian exported animals.
I know minor details of the unethical treatment of Australian exported animals.
I have no clue of the unethical treatment of Australian exported animals.
Do you know which animals are transported to other countries to be killed fully conscious and inhumanly? -More than one option is allowed-
Sheep
Lambs
Cattle
I am unsure of all the listed above.
Which of the countries below are these animals exported to? (based on 2011 results) -More than one option is allowed-
Indonesia
Egypt
Saudi Arabia
Dubai
I am unsure of all the listed above.
Livestock Australian animals are exported to 28 countries and counting. A majority of livestock is exported to Indonesia, however what other countries are these animals exported to? (based on 2009 and 2010 results) -More than one option is allowed-
Southeast Asia
United Arab Emirates
Jordan
Turkey
Israel
Qatar
Bahrain
Oman
Malaysia
Singapore
I am unsure of all the listed above.
How many days does it take for Australian cattle to be transported from Northern Australia to Indonesia?
2 days
5 days
3-4 days
5-10 days
I am unsure of how many days it takes for Australian cattle to be transported from Northern Australia to Indonesia.
A while ago, Animals Australia conducted an investigation in Indonesia in regards to the unethical treatment of Australian exported cattle before arriving to the country. Over the past 30 years 2.5 MILLION and counting animals have died on ships as a result of negligence. What pain do you believe Australian cattle endure whilst being on these ships before arrival? -More than one option is allowed-
Undernourishment (47%)
Salmonellosis (27%) - An illness caused by the contamination of food
Distress (12%)
Other (14%)
I am unsure of all the listed above.
Those who have survived the long journey on arrival of these Middle Eastern countries, what pain do you believe they endure when purchased? -More than one option is allowed-
More than one animal, if possible is shoved on top of a car.
The cattle is dragged along the ground.
The cattle is trussed (tied up by their arms and legs).
The cattle is shoved into car boots.
I am unsure of all the listed above.
An investigation conducted in March 2011 by Animals Australia in four Indonesian cities examined how cattle was treated once purchased. What pain do you believe these animals endure before they are killed? -More than one option is allowed-
Eye gouging
Kicking
Tail twisting
Tail breaking
Cutting to the throat (whilst fully conscious)
I am unsure of all the listed above.
For over a decade Indonesia has been the main country where cattle from Australia is exported to. On average, how much cattle do you believe is exported to Indonesia every year?
1.3 million
2.5 million
3 million
4.6 million
I am unsure of how much cattle is exported to Indonesia every year.
Now guess in a year, how much sheep do you believe is exported to the Middle East? (Results retrieved from www.banliveexport.com.au - 2011)
A total of 2 million sheep
A total of 3 million sheep
A total of 3.5 million sheep
A total of 4 million sheep
I am unsure of how much sheep is exported to the Middle East in a year.
What other animals apart from sheep, lambs, goats and cattle are exported to the Middle East? (Results retrieved from www.banliveexport.com.au - 2011) -More than one option is allowed-
Goats
Buffalo
Deer
Camels
I am unsure of all the listed above.
Do any of the Middle Eastern countries where cattle is exported to have any laws to protect their welfare?
Yes. Every Middle Eastern country has laws that protect the welfare of Australian cattle.
No. There are no laws in the Middle East that protects the welfare of Australian cattle.
Some Middle Eastern countries have laws that protect the welfare of Australian cattle.
Most Middle Eastern countries do not have any laws that protect the welfare of Australian cattle.
I am unsure whether Middle Eastern countries have laws which protect the welfare of Australian cattle.
So once the animals arrive in the Middle Eastern countries, how is Australia responsible for the safety and welfare of the animals?
Australia has control of the safety and welfare of the animals because they are the ones responsible for sending the animals to the Middle East because of the trade agreements.
Australia has no control what so ever of the safety and welfare of the animals. Once they arrive in these countries they became apart of their custom and practises.
I am unsure whether Australia has control of the safety and welfare of the animals.
Instead of sending these animals to such far distances to be killed inhumanly and unethically, what do you believe is a better option that will benefit both the animals, the farmers and the Australian economy? -More than one option is allowed-
Killing the animals humanly and ethically here in Australia.
Killing the animals in Australia in our abattoirs (slaughter houses).
Killing the animals here in Australia and send the meat frozen packaged at a fraction of the cost as oppose to shipping them of to Middle Eastern countries with cruel transport methods.
Opening up more abattoirs here in Australia means more jobs for Australians.
I am unsure of all the listed above.
Many Australian's were not aware of the unethical treatment of live exported animals from transport and on arrival of the Middle Eastern countries. A story called “A Bloody Business” was aired on ABC1’s Four Corners on Monday 30th May. Did you watch it?
Yes
No
I have watched some of the footage from the story.
I have watched none of the footage from the story.
Despite this survey being a very bias one, do you believe live animal exportation should be banned by Australia?
Yes. I do believe Australia must ban live animal exportation to Middle Eastern countries!
No. I do not believe Australia should ban live animal exportation to Middle Eastern countries.
I am unsure whether Australia should ban live animal exportation to Middle Eastern countries.
This survey was very brief. However, did it help you gain a better understanding of live animal exportation from Australia to Middle Eastern countries (Indonesia)?
Yes. The survey had a sufficient amount of information which assisted me in gaining more of an insight to live animal exportation.
Elements of the survey did assist me in gaining more of an insight to live animal exportation.
No. This survey did not have sufficient information and did not assist me in gaining an insight to live animal exportation.
This poll was created on 2011-08-22 04:59:47 by BAN LIVE EXPORT