WA Premier Warns of Loss of Live Sheep Export Trade in Middle East If Pakistan Problem Remains Unresolved

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Western Australia (WA) Premier Colin Barnet warned on Sunday that the country risks losing the live sheep export trade in the Middle East unless the problem with 21,000 Aussie sheep under threat of culling in Pakistan is resolved soon.

Mr Barnett pointed out countries with lower animal welfare standards could fill in the gap left vacant by Australia after Canberra halted all sheep export due to the problem with Pakistan which claimed the animals are diseased.

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