Live Export

Live export ship tours available to all

Guest Author, 18/03/2022

The livestock export industry is inviting Australians to go on board its ships, with the launch of a virtual tour.

Developed by the industry’s research body LiveCorp and not-for-profit The Livestock Collective, the website provides the opportunity to look around the pens holding sheep and cattle via 360 degree videos.

The tour also includes access to other parts of the ships, with links to videos and other resources providing a wealth of information on the preparation and behind the scenes management of livestock.

LiveCorp Chief Executive Officer Wayne Collier says industry surveys have shown that many Australians have questions about conditions for livestock on the ships.

“Our research into community sentiment about livestock exports tells us that people recognise the contribution of the trade to the economy, and its importance to people’s diets in other countries,” Mr Collier said.

“However, they’re also concerned about animal welfare, including what happens during sea voyages. This website sheds more light on the management of the livestock, and will hopefully provide some answers.”

The Livestock Collective Managing Director Holly Ludeman says the virtual tour will allow people from all over the world to see conditions on livestock ships for themselves.

“One of the most rewarding projects when The Livestock Collective started, was to organise tours on livestock ships for farmers, politicians and media,” Ms Ludeman said.

“It provided an opportunity to get a feel for how the sheep and cattle are housed, fed and watered, and ask any questions of people who work on the ships and within the supply chain.

“With COVID preventing the continuation of tours, this is the closest thing to being on a ship. It also allows us to reach a much greater audience. We look forward to continually updating the website and adding new footage.”

Visit https://www.thelivestockcollective.com.au/vrshiptour to see photos and videos about the livestock export industry from your computer or smart device.

Source: LiveCorp

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  1. David Murray, 18/03/2022

    As a stockman just let everyone on for real. Nothing happens on board that doesn’t happen on a farm. Conditions are often better.
    Industry just needs to stop being so paranoid, stop wasting money and let outsiders see in for real. Even sail. Charge admission. Nothing to hide.

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