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  • Labor has promised to end live sheep exports. (AAP)
Agriculture Minister David Littleproud has announced live sheep exports to the Middle East will continue, but there will be tougher penalties for negligent operators.
Stergos Kastelloriou

17 May 2018 - 2:53 PM  UPDATED 18 May 2018 - 11:04 AM

A Federal Government-ordered review into live sheep exports has recommended a major reduction in animals on ships bound for the Middle East during the dangerous hot months in the middle of the year.

Federal Agriculture Minister David Littleproud initiated the review after footage emerged showing almost 2,500 sheep dying from heat stress during a trip to the Middle East last year.

Stergos Kastelloriou reports.