Thousands of animals stuck on a ship – level 2

07-02-2024 07:00

A ship with 16,000 sheep and cows, going to Israel, turned back due to dangers from Yemen.

Now, the ship is in an Australian port during a heatwave, and the exporter wants to unload some animals. Another ship, the Jawan, is heading to Jordan with 60,000 animals. If it can’t go through the Red Sea, it might unload in the Gulf.

Australia’s agriculture ministry is deciding about the stranded ship. Some people worry about the animals’ treatment and want to ban live sheep exports. Australia’s live export industry faces challenges, with over half a million sheep and cattle sent overseas last year.

Difficult words: exporter (a person or company which sends things to another country for sale), stranded (unable to leave a place because of a problem with transport, money, and to son), treatment (how someone behaves towards someone or something else).

You can watch the original video in the Level 3 section.

What concerns do some people have regarding the treatment of animals in Australia's live export industry, and how is this impacting the decision about the stranded ship of 16,000 sheep and cows?


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