Australia resumes livestock exports to Bahrain

Sydney: Western Australia has loaded its first shipment of sheep to Bahrain following the lifting of a two-year ban.

The consignment is part of a shipment of about 80,000 sheep and 150 cattle to Bahrain, Oman and Kuwait departing from Fremantle.

The Australian Livestock Exporters' Council voluntarily suspended trade with Bahrain in 2012 after it rejected 20,000 sheep exported from Fremantle, claiming some were diseased.

The sheep, said to have scabby mouth, were sent to Pakistan where a brutal cull upset farmers and animal welfare campaigners.  [01/04/14]

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