Animal welfare is a social science not an exact science - one of the messages to come out of the recent Live Export Roadshow.
The report into the review of the Australian Standards for the Export of Livestock was finally released today.
Three Western Australian farming women who took their case to parliament this week believe the live sheep export industry has a sustainable future.
Proposed changes to the live sheep industry are disproportionate when compared to the risk faced. There is a smarter way forward, says Sue Middleton.
If spending is anything to go by, live exporters and those who supply or gain their income from the trade may need to commit to funding a campaign to save the industry.