This is how together, this cruel trade will end....
As you may have heard, two Bills are about to go before Federal Parliament next week. One is being presented by Greens Senator, Rachel Siewert and the other by Nick Xenophon and Andrew Wilkie.
Please contact your Federal MP and Federal Senator and ask them to support these Bills.
You can do this via a letter, phone call or email, although a personal letter is often the best if you have a spare few minutes.
You can send an automated letter via the Animals Australia website
Or you can send a general letter asking for an end to the trade via WSPA's Humane Chain website.
To find out who your Lower House MP is, click here
To find out who your Senator is, click here
If you arent sure which Federal electorate you are in, please click here to go to the Australian Electoral Commission search
It would be very worthwhile to contact your State MP in WA, please click here for more information
Other things you can do...
1. Contact the Prime Minister
Let Julia Gillard know that you think this treatment of Australian animals is completely unacceptable and you want the see the trade in live animals end to not only support animal welfare, but local jobs in meat processing facilities around Australia. The most powerful way to be heard is an individually written letter. The PM's contact details are:
The Hon Julia Gillard MP
CANBERRA ACT 2600
Send an instant message to the PM here
For more info on what the Australasian Meat Workers have to say, click here
2. Social Media
Please use Twitter (#BanLiveExport) and Facebook to get the message out there to all your friends and family.
3. Check Out Animals Australia's National Week of Action page
Check out more details on the National Week of Action. You can also download a letter on this page and ask family, friends, neighbours and workmates to sign - or you can take to the streets!
4. Stay in Touch
5. Join Us
You can help keep the campaign in alive in WA by becoming a member of Stop Live Exports, a grass-roots group that has been campaigning for an end to this trade for many years! We have a huge volunteer base that is getting the message out to the community, media and politicians. Click here to join. A good strong membership sends a message to decision makers that this is an important issue.If you would like further updates, please subscribe to our e-news by clicking here
PS. Some of you have asked about the rally against live exports. This is not being organised by Stop Live Exports.
Please direct all enquries to this website.