Live animal exports, particularly to Islamic countries, is highly contentious in Australia. Likewise, the religious slaughter of animals in Australia is because it is a secret and "hidden" issue. Both of these issues are of national and international importance. Australia is one of the largest exporters of live animals to markets where those animals are intended for religious slaughter and Australia's regulatory approach to domestic religious slaughter of animals is shrouded in secrecy and controversy. Australia presently lacks an effective and responsive regulatory approach to both of these issues. This project aims to explore a responsive and workable regulatory solution to these issues.
Fields of research
Access to Justice, Law and Society, Humane Animal Treatment