Story: Transport of animals

Live sheep exports

Live sheep exports

In October 2003 the Saudi Arabian government refused to let a shipment of live sheep land after rumours of a disease problem on board. The sheep were stranded, and thousands died as a diplomatic row erupted. Bob Brockie’s cartoon shows angry ovine tourists complaining about the lack of facilities on the ship.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
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Cartoon by Bob Brockie

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Ruth Low, 'Transport of animals - Sea transport', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 28 June 2022)

Story by Ruth Low, published 24 Nov 2008