A few weeks back the article below appeared in the paper edition of the English language newspaper in Jakarta, The Jakarta Post. Today it was part of the Queensland Country Life electronic newsletter
Comment has been significant, to both.
It is seen by many sectors as a reasonable comment on the situation. Almost irrepairable damage has been done to the Australian live export trade, as well as significant damage to the lot feed operations which have been so sucessful around west Java, using often waste or residual horticultural materials.
The damage to the cattle trade is having major ramifications for property prices and financial difficulties including bank foreclosures on cattle stations in the north of Australia. Awful outcomes. And yet there seems to be blissful disregard in Australian government areas, pandering as they were to the radical fringes of the animal activists in Australia. Bad practices there may have been, but is it us as holier than thou outsiders that have a right to dictate another countries slaughter practices using a blunt instrument, rather than more considered methods that did seem to be achieving change?.
Read the original article, now a few weeks old.