Aussies mull Indonesia cattle donation
- Published: 7 May 2013 at 14.04
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Australian farmers have asked their government to buy 100,000 of their cattle, in order to donate the animals to Indonesia.
A file photo shows cattle bound for Indonesia held at a pre-export feed lot in Australia in 2011, before the government banned live exports to the country. Australian farmers are now calling on their government to buy 100,000 local cattle to donate to Indonesia. (EPA photo)
Indonesia used to be a major buyer of Australian beef, but live exports to the country were banned in 2011 after footage showing mistreatment of cattle in Indonesia was reported by the Australian media.
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