What’s the hottest issue in your country now?

Hi Guys,

I just want to share about one of the hottest issue in my country…

Last month, Australia suspended live cattle export to Indonesia. It is because the TV documentary showed steers being wiped, beaten and slashed repeatedly in Indonesia abattoirs.

First, Australia decided to suspend for 6 months, but yesterday
Australia has lifted the suspension.

It is a good news not only for Indonesia but also Australia.

Indonesia is a big market for Australia. 60% of export Australia goes to Indonesia.

Thus, when australia decided to ban cattle export, many people just said, “Calm down. we need each other, right?”

This is happening now. It hasn’t been six months and the cattle trade is opened again.

Apart from that, Indonesia decides to make a big changing on abbatoirs.

So, what’s the hottest issue in your country now, guys? Share please…

2 Responses to What’s the hottest issue in your country now?

  1. Catherine Green says:

    Hi Maria,

    Great post. Thanks for sharing. There was a huge response here in Australia after that show. For the other fellows who didnt see the show that Maria is talking about, here is the link

    http://www.abc.net.au/4corners/content/2011/s3228880.htm

    There is now a lot of discussion in parliament about resuming exports and how important this is for Australian farmers and Indonesia alike but balancing this with measures to avoid animal cruelty.

    It is certainly a hot issue Maria and one that is continuing to promote some hot debate from all sectors of the community!

    Catherine

  2. Jonas Cullwick says:

    Did we also hear that Indonesia is almost self sufficient as far as beef production goes with the country now having, is it millions of heads of cattle?. That’s huge!

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