ESCAS breaches investigated

Rueben HaleThe West Australian
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Animals Australia has been collecting more evidence of live export breaches in Jordan.

Animals Australia campaign director Lyn White was visiting saleyards this week and is reported to have met with Jordanian Princess Alia Al Hussein, a well-known animal rights campaigner who set up the Princess Alia Foundation, which assists with various animal welfare causes in Jordan.

But Animals Australia spokesman Lisa Chalk confirmed that although Ms White was in Jordan, the Princess had not been travelling with Ms White.

Ms Chalk said Ms White had arrived in Jordan earlier in the week to "assist with various projects for the foundation" and also do some independent work gathering evidence of supply chain breaches.

"While she was there she checked out some of the livestock markets," she said.

"She had visited a number of the markets that had previously been reported for Exporter Supply Chain Assurance System breaches."

Ms White claimed more breaches of the system were found.

"We've now informed the Federal Department of Agriculture of the breaches and a formal legal complaint is pending," she said.

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