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Posted by: Paul Entwistle | 15 November, 2012 - 11:11 AM
A rally to support the live sheep trade will be held in Fremantle this Sunday.

Frustrated sheep farmers are planning a rally in Fremantle for Sunday in a hope to add some balance to live export trade debate that has painted the industry as barbaric. Lisa Barnes spoke to rally organiser, and third generation sheep farmer from Walkaway, Michael Trant.

Blog comments Your Say

  • the people involved with trying to ban live export should introduce a new programme into their thoughts it is called M.Y.O.B

    graham Sunday 18 November, 2012 - 6:07 AM
  • This must be the Looney Green Party in action again. More jobs will go such truck drivers that drive them to the wharf, wharfies, ofice workers, health workers, ves, tyre distributors, vets, farmers I suppose they farms will get sold to foreigners too. Then those countries will buy their stock for other countries and the same thing will happen. So you animal activists why dont you get off your backsides, stop making up stories that our stock are infected (Pakistan) and go and talk to these countries instead of criticizing our farmers and creating a mass loss in jobs. We are doing the best we can.

    Denise Saturday 17 November, 2012 - 9:10 PM
  • It appears to me this farmer is trying to present a grass roots message to the "ban everything" crowd. Looking for solutions for the welfare of ALL animals, families, employees/employers and last but not least economic return is a way ahead. Congratulation to Michael Trant and the group of people who are supporting this rally, I hope you gain the impact you wish, because, I, too, have #hadagutful as well.

    Robyn Friday 16 November, 2012 - 6:41 AM
  • This man supports allowing 3rd world countries to slit the throats of his animals with no stunning and sending all australian meat worker jobs overseas.

    Anna Thursday 15 November, 2012 - 5:39 PM

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