Fremantle snap rally as Israelis protest against Australian live exports

Thousands of people have protested in Israel calling for an end to live animal imports from Australia.

Footage of a voyage from Fremantle to the Middle East on which 2400 sheep died in filth and extreme heat has sparked protests in Australia, and now in Israel after being broadcast there.

Animals Australia say about 3000 people attended the rally in Tel Aviv overnight.

Israel’s first lady Sara Netanyahu and her husband, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, spoke out against the August 2017 Awassi Express journey earlier this month.

And last week, Israel’s Agriculture Minister Uri Ariel said on Facebook he had expressed concerns to his Australian counterpart David Littleproud.

Read the report in The Sydney Morning Herald and The West Australian (AAP).