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LIVE SHEEP LICENSE SUSPENDED

Posted in animals, city of fremantle, fremantle ports, live trade, maritime, Uncategorized by freoview on June 22, 2018

 

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The federal government has suspended the export license of Emanuel Exports, the company which owns the Awassi Express live sheep vessel, that controversially made headlines for the inhumane treatment of sheep on its journey from Fremantle to the Middle East.

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LIVE STREAM ALL LIVE TRANSPORT TRIPS

 

Awassi Express

 

I just want to put this out there and see how serious the Australian government, our politicians, and the live trade exporters are.

We all know shit happens in the world, especially on sheep ships, and we also suspect that we only get to see the tip of the iceberg as far as animal cruelty during transport to the Middle East  is concerned.

My suggestion is to put cameras on every deck of every live trade transport ship and live stream the images 24/7 on the internet, so that everyone in the world can monitor what goes on and alert authorities when the animals are not treated well and are in distress.

Roel Loopers

SHEEP SHAME SHIP BACK IN BUSINESS

Posted in abuse, animals, city of fremantle, fremantle ports, LIVESTOCK, maritime, Uncategorized by freoview on April 26, 2018

 

Awassi Express

 

The Awassi Express is back at berth at North Quay in Fremantle Port and ready to be loaded with thousands of sheep again, after she made national headlines for the animal cruelty on board the ship, that was leaked by a whistleblower.

I believe that the photos and videos we are confronted with now and then are just the tip of the iceberg and that this happens far more often than the public is aware.

We also need to acknowledge that different cultures have different standards of animal care and if Australians don’t like the conditions the sheep and cattle face when being transported to the Middle East and elsewhere we need to stop the live trade from our country.

We have heard too often that conditions will improve and that animal cruelty will never happen again, until it happened again.

Roel Loopers

Stop Press: Latest news on Friday morning is that the ship will sail out empty from Fremantle but might take cattle on board in Broome, according to media reports.

 

 

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LIVE SHEEP SHIP BLOCKED FROM LEAVING FREMANTLE

Posted in abuse, animals, city of fremantle, fremantle ports, live trade, maritime, Uncategorized by freoview on April 9, 2018

 

Awassi hero shot

 

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority(AMSA) last night blocked the departure from Fremantle Port of the live sheep carrier Awassi Express after serious concerns were raised on the 60 Minutes TV program about more than 2,000 sheep dying from heat exhaustion on a previous trip of the vessel.

The operators have been forced to reduce the number of sheep by 17.5 per cent to only 57,000 and improve the airflow for the animals. They will also be required to have a government appointed observer on board.

Fremantle federal MP Josh Wilson said that the live export industry is fundamentally rotten and that we have been lied to for 15 years.

Roel Loopers

 

NUMBAT ART NEEDS ENDANGERED SPECIES INFO

Posted in animals, art, environment, fremantle, nature by freoview on April 9, 2017

 

I love good mural art and the Numbat one by artist Roa in the Henderson Street mall is one of my favourites, together with the stunning one on the former Myer building at Kings Square.

But the lack of information at the Numbat mural is an opportunity lost I feel because many visitors to Fremantle do not know the animal is a numbat and might think it is a mythical figure.

It is also important to show that the numbat is a very endangered species, so why not put some words next to it to explain that all to overseas, interstate and local visitors.

Roel Loopers

PROTEST CALLS FOR GREYHOUND RACING BAN IN W.A.

Posted in animals, dogs, fremantle, western australia by freoview on July 24, 2016

There was not a bookmaker or betting agency in sight when Fremantle Greens MLC Lynn MacLaren joined about 200 people and almost as many dogs at Wilson Park in South Fremantle on Sunday morning to call for the WA state government to join with NSW and ban greyhound racing.

NSW banned the ‘sport’ after acts of animal cruelty were exposed and mass graves filled with greyhounds were discovered there.

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FREMANTLE BAN GREYHOUND RACING RALLY

Posted in animals, dogs, fremantle, western australia by freoview on July 23, 2016

There will be a rally to call for a ban on greyhound racing in W.A. at Wilson Park at South Beach in Fremantle this Sunday between 11 am and 1 pm.

The location of the rally  is quite significant as the first horse races were held at South Beach.

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FARMER DAMIAN ANIMALS BEST LOVED AND CARED FOR

Posted in animals, fremantle by freoview on April 11, 2016

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The West Australian newspaper article on-line today that abandoned farm animals had been found in Stevens Street, Fremantle at midnight last night is a beat up and disgrace as the animals belong to well-known Farmer Damian who shows his animals at markets and also does school education events.

Damian absolutely loves his animals and cares for them extremely well. He was heart-broken last year when his beautiful old dog Angus died and he has been posting photos of his beloved dog on Facebook ever since.

I worked with Damian at the Princess May Markets in Freo and at the Swan River Community Markets in Perth, and see him almost every Sunday at the Growers Green Markets. Farmer Damian has educated thousands of children about animals and farm life and some only found out through him that milk actually comes from cows and eggs from hens.

I just talked to Damian who told me the trailer is basically a second-home for his animals where they feel very comfortable. They have travelled Australia in it.

Damian has been doing farm education for more than 12 years and is a really nice and gentle bloke who would never abuse, or not care for his animals. He respects them and treats them with humanity. As he said “I tucked them up in bed for the night as I have done hundreds of times and was up before sunrise to feed them again.”

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LOOKING AFTER THREATENED SPECIES

Posted in animals, fremantle by freoview on August 31, 2015

threatened species day

Next Sunday September 6 is NATIONAL THREATENED SPECIES DAY and there will be stalls and displays at Fremantle’s Kings Square between 10 am and 4 pm, so go and visit and get more detailed information for example on how low the number of numbats is, etc.

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