End Cattle Cruelty

Dear Ms. Gillard,

I’m a citizen of Singapore.

After witnessing the horrendous treatment of Australian cattle in Indonesia, I am appalled that this cruelty has been allowed to continue for so long.While the live export industry turns a blind eye to animal cruelty, the distressing images of animals being brutalised in importing countries are beamed into the living rooms of the Australian public with every new investigation. How many more times must we bear witness to such horror before the government intervenes?

The animal abuse documented in these investigations would never be permitted on Australian soil, yet for decades the industry has continued to send live animals to countries regardless of the cruelty that likely awaits them.Time and time again, the live export industry has proven that it cannot be trusted to uphold animal welfare or be honest with the Australian public.

Decisive action is long overdue. Please act to protect Australian animals from further brutality by ending this cruel trade once and for all.

Yours sincerely,


About the Author

Leong Sze Hian has served as the president of 4 professional bodies, honorary consul of 2 countries, an alumnus of Harvard University, authored 4 books, quoted over 1500 times in the media , has been a radio talkshow host, a newspaper daily columnist, Wharton Fellow, SEACeM Fellow, columnist for theonlinecitizen and Malaysiakini, executive producer of Ilo Ilo (40 international awards), Hotel Mumbai (associate producer), invited to speak more than 200 times in about 40 countries, CIFA advisory board member, founding advisor to the Financial Planning Associations of 2 countries. He has 3 Masters, 2 Bachelors degrees and 13 professional  qualifications.