Without Australia as an export option, traders have been forced to rely on goats from India, but New Delhi does not allow livestock to be exported by sea during the summer months, and air freight adds an extra AED300 on average to the cost of each animal.
The ban, which began in June, may be extended for another three months amid backlash over whistleblower footage of a voyage on which more than 2,000 sheep died
Australia's Federal Agriculture Minister David Littleproud says the number of sheep dying on export ships to Middle East is "just bulls@#t"
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New draft rules on sheep exports from the Australian government could bring total end to livestock trade with Middle East.
A team of workers had surrounded the area in which the camels would be offloaded, but the last one fell off the ship into the water.