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RSPCA Policy H4 Export of animals from Australia

RSPCA Australia believes that live animals should only be permitted to be exported from Australia in the following circumstances:
  • where the export is other than of live food animals for slaughter or further fattening (see F3 Export of live food animals)
  • where transport is conducted in accordance with best welfare practice and conditions will not cause injury, suffering or distress
  • where the available evidence indicates that the environment and culture at the final destination is such that there are reasonable grounds to expect that the animals will be treated humanely
  • where there are adequate animal protection laws in the destination country and an active organisation with the legal authority to enforce such legislation. 
(adopted 01/08/08)