We believe in celebrating success and wins along the way. Some recent achievements include:
- In November 2011, we created a Human Chain event and so many supporters turned out that they were able to straddle the Stirling Bridge across the Swan River from the East Fremantle side all the way to the North Fremantle side!
- In August 2011 we organised a rally in Fremantle as part of a national rally that was called by Animals Australia and the RSPCA. An estimated 1500 people turned up to show their opposition to the live export trade.
- After successfully lobbying Fremantle candidates for local government, in 2010 we worked with the City of Fremantle council to achieve a resolution stating that live exports should be phased out, resulting in lots of media from all over the world.
- We then held an event in October 2010 in conjunction with the City of Fremantle and WSPA which brought together all levels of Government, processors and unions to talk about the economic impact the trade has an employment and the economy. Over 250 people attended and the event resulted in Australia wide media
- In 2010 we presented our petition to the WA State Government which resulted in a Public Hearing. This in turn has brought to light the inadequacy of the monitoring of the live export trade
- Whilst the community is already very much on side, we continue to reach out to as many people as we can, get them involved and active
- We have continued to lobby Politicians and asked our supporters to do the same via meetings and emails
- We have been the recipient of several Voiceless grants, which have enabled us to undertake several additional campaigns
Stop Live Exports (formerly People Against Cruelty in Animal Transport) has been incorporated since the mid nineties. We would like to acknowledge the hard work and dedication of all the previous committee’s, campaigners and volunteers that have got us to where we are today.