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National Farmers' Federation response to 60 Minutes story

8 April 2018

The National Farmers' Federation (NFF), has expressed distress at footage contained in tonight's 60 Minutes story.

“The footage is disturbing and utterly unacceptable,” NFF President Fiona Simson said.

"For farmers, the welfare of our animals is our number one priority.

“It is blatantly clear that what we saw this evening does not meet the expectations of Australian farmers, nor the broader community.

"We recognise the importance of the live export trade and the significant ongoing investment the industry will make to improve animal welfare.

“We must ensure that measures are put in place that prevent these events occurring again.

“We support commitments made by Minister Littleproud, and will be working with him and our membership to ensure that the strongest possible action is taken.

“Poor animal welfare practices have no place in our industry or our supply chains," Ms Simson said.

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