Essential Report

View of live exports

Nov 1, 2016

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
Australia should not export live sheep and cattle to any country at all 30%   34% 22% 48% 38%
Australia should only export live sheep and cattle to countries which guarantee they will be treated humanely 50%   49% 57% 46% 44%
Australia should export live sheep and cattle to any country that wants them 9%   9% 11% 2% 11%
Don’t know 11%   8% 10% 5% 7%

From the statements offered, half of Australians selected ‘Australia should only export live sheep and cattle to countries which guarantee they will be treated humanely’ as the statement closest to their view.

A further 30% thought ‘Australia should not export live sheep and cattle to any country at all’.

Greens voters were more likely to select ‘Australia should not export live sheep and cattle to any country at all’ (48%).

There were no significant differences based on age or gender.

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