July 11, 2011


Indonesia releases cattle import permits



Indonesia has issued import permits letting 180,000 head of live cattle to be shipped from Australia following the ban lift.


The suspension in live trade was imposed last month after graphic footage of animals being mistreated was aired on a news channel.


 Rudd says Indonesia will link new animal welfare standards to the import permits.


 "Under these regulations, Indonesian feed lots now must be linked to abbattoirs and the rest of the supply chain in order to guarantee that these animal welfare standards of Indonesia are compatible with OIE standards and are being implemented on the ground," Rudd said.

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