Farmers are now seeking compensation for the losses they’ve faced.But animal welfare groups say that profit should never come before animal rights.(Image: Michael Gil on Flickr)

Cattle farmers in Northern Australia have launched a class action against the government’s decision to ban live exports to Indonesia. They say their lives have taken a major hit since the five week trade suspension in 2011. The government banned live exports to Indonesia after a Four Corners report revealed the horrific conditions in abattoirs.

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