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DAFF investigating new cruelty complaint from Malaysia

Beef Central, 09/05/2013

The Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF) has confirmed it is has received a fresh complaint of cruelty in live export markets from Animals Australia.

The complaint relates to alleged breaches of the Exporter Supply Chain Assurance System (ESCAS) in Malaysia involving Australian goats, sheep and cattle.

DAFF has stated that evidence has been provided and an investigation has commenced.

"The department has already consulted Malaysian officials and is pleased with the levels of cooperation," DAFF said. 

"DAFF has also contacted the eight exporters that supply Australian livestock to Malaysia."

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