Export of live animals

Nov 19, 2012

Q. Thinking about the export of live animals for slaughter, which of the following statements is closest to your view?

 

Total

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Australia should not export live sheep and cattle to any country at all

25%

25%

24%

35%

Australia should only export live sheep and cattle to countries which guarantee they will be treated humanely

54%

53%

55%

58%

Australia should export live sheep and cattle to any country that wants them

15%

15%

19%

5%

Don’t know

6%

7%

3%

1%

54% think that Australia should only export live sheep and cattle to countries which guarantee they will be treated humanely and 25% think Australia should not export live sheep and cattle to any country at all.

Those most opposed to exporting live sheep and cattle to any country at all were Greens voters (35%),  women (29%) and respondents aged 45-64 (30%).

Live Cattle Export Ban

Jun 20, 2011

Q. Do you support or oppose the Government’s recent decision to suspend all live export of cattle to Indonesia?

Total Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens
Total support 58% 69% 48% 73%
Total oppose 28% 17% 42% 14%
Strongly support 26% 32% 19% 43%
Support 32% 37% 29% 30%
Oppose 19% 13% 28% 11%
Strongly oppose 9% 4% 14% 3%
Don’t know 14% 13% 9% 14%

58% supported the Government’s decision to to suspend all live export of cattle to Indonesia and 28% opposed the decision. The decision was most strongly supported by Labor voters (69%) and Greens voters (73%).

62% of women supported the decision compared to 53% of men.

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Compensation for Live Cattle Ban

Jun 20, 2011

Q. Should the Federal Government pay compensation to cattle farmers who are financially affected by the suspension of live cattle exports to Indonesia?

Total Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens
Should pay compensation 61% 57% 68% 55%
Should not pay compensation 21% 26% 17% 23%
Don’t know 18% 17% 14% 23%

61% believe that the Federal Government should pay compensation to cattle farmers who are financially affected by the decision and 21% think they should not be compensated. Compensation is favoured by a majority of all voter and demographic groups.

Those most likely to support compensation were Liberal/National voters (68%) and those aged 55+ (66%).

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Position on Live Cattle Exports

Jun 20, 2011

Q. Which of the following statements is closest to your view?

Total Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens
Australia should not export live cattle to any country at all 22% 26% 18% 30%
Australia should only export live cattle to countries which guarantee they will be treated humanely 58% 57% 59% 56%
Australia should export live cattle to any country that wants them 14% 11% 19% 5%
Don’t know 6% 5% 4% 8%

58% believe that Australia should only export live cattle to countries which guarantee they will be treated humanely and 22% think Australia should not export live cattle to any country at all. Only 14% think Australia should export live cattle to any country that wants them.

A majority of all voter and demographic groups think Australia should only export live cattle to countries which guarantee they will be treated humanely.

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