Essential Report

Live animal exports

Nov 12, 2013

Q. Thinking about the export of live animals for slaughter, which of the following statements is closest to your view?

 

Total

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote other/ Indep-endent

 

19 Nov 2012

Australia should not export live sheep and cattle to any country at all

25%

29%

19%

35%

27%

25%

Australia should only export live sheep and cattle to countries which guarantee they will be treated humanely

52%

50%

56%

56%

49%

54%

Australia should export live sheep and cattle to any country that wants them

16%

14%

20%

8%

21%

15%

Don’t know

7%

7%

4%

1%

4%

6%

52% think that Australia should only export live sheep and cattle to countries which guarantee they will be treated humanely and 25% think Australia should not export live sheep and cattle to any country at all. This is little changed since this question was asked 12 months ago.

Those most opposed to exporting live sheep and cattle to any country at all were Greens voters (35%), women (30%) and respondents on incomes under $600 pw (36%).

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