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Live Export by Sea

About this event

Live export for slaughter by sea is a contentious ethical, animal welfare and economic issue, which was unanimously not supported by the entire South African industry until earlier this year. Although this remains the view of the South African Veterinary Association (SAVA), we recognises the prospect that this may continue. SAVA has collaborated with Australian experts in the field to provide an educational webinar to better help prepare South African vets about these issues.

We will cover: The life of a vet during (before and after) the voyage; the practical and regulatory aspects of monitoring health and welfare, and the handling of problems encountered during the voyage.

Proposed Programme:

  • 09:30 - Welcome & Introduction
  • 09:35 - Findings of the SA assessment for live transport by sea (1995) - Dr Rudolph Bigalke
  • 09:40 - Overview of the Australian industry over the past four decades - Dr Lynn Simpson
  • 09:50 - Session by vets in the Australian Department of Agriculture - Dr Carol Sheridan
  • 10:00 - Session by vets that accompanied consignments (Australian authorised vets) - Dr Renee Willis
  • 10:15 - Session by vets from a welfare perspective – Drs Jane Vaughan, Lynn Simpson and Sue Foster
  • 10:35 - Session by vets serving as independent observers – speakers to be confirmed
  • 10:50 - Question & Answer Session (Prof. Gareth Bath)
  • 11:00 - Close of Event

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If you require any assistance, please contact Corné Engelbrecht at corne@savetcon.co.za

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    Renee Willis

    Renee has sailed as an Australian Government Accredited Veterinarian (AAV) on long haul and short haul voyages with both cattle and sheep to a variety of locations across South-East Asia and the Middle East. Renee

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    Jane Vaughan

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    Dr Sue Foster

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    Dr Rudolph Bigalke

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    Savetcon Event Management

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    Carol Sheridan Assistant Secretary @ Australian Government - Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment

    Carol is a veterinarian and food scientist with interest and experience in mixed practice, international trade, biosecurity risk analyses, auditing international systems and (of course) animal welfare.

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    Prof. Gareth Bath Veterinary History Society

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    Lynn Simpson

    Dr Lynn Simpson shares her experience and knowledge from her years working in and around the Live export industry as a stevedore and Veterinarian since 1999.