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.