Agence France-PresseMay 4, 2013 00:00
Australian cattle exporters said they had suspended live shipments to Egypt Saturday after abattoir footage shot by animal rights activists showed "horrific" mistreatment of cows.
The Australian Livestock Exporters' Council, the industry's representative body, said it had urgently halted shipments to Egypt after Animals Australia presented it with footage showing "vicious, cruel and clumsy" practices.
"These acts are horrific. The outrageous cruelty has left me and my industry colleagues disgusted and horrified," said ALEC chief Alison Penfold, who said she was "distraught".