View Full Version : breeding beef to Russia

Jun 19th, 2006, 08:33 AM
A deal to ship Australian breeding beef cattle to Russia has been signed by pastoral company Elders. The first shipment of 3,500 cattle is due to leave Australia in July from Portland in Victoria and Fremantle in Western Australia, eventually unloading in Vladivostok, so they can acclimatise before the Northern Hemisphere winter.

The plan is to then increase shipments until about 50,000 Australian cows a year are sent to Russia.

I understand about the profit motive for everything, but can't help asking myself what on earth gives anybody the right to put thousands of cattle on ships, and letting them undergo a horrible journey to a totally different environment from the one they are used to. Nobody should have that right.

Jun 20th, 2006, 12:14 AM
I was reading about this earlier, very sad.
And I agree with you Eve, "Nobody should have that right"