Following the cattle trade ban five years ago, the live export industry is reporting animal welfare improvements across the Asian region. But there is still work to be done.
In 2011, the Australian Federal Minister for Agriculture, Joe Ludwig, imposed a trade freeze on live cattle following a Four Corners report on shocking animal abuse at 11 Indonesian abattoirs.
Today, in a follow-up report, ABC Rural has examined how approaches to animal welfare have changed in the South-East Asian region.
The live export industry is reporting that significant measures have been undertaken to improve animal handling practice in Asia over the last five years.