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Following the lifting of the suspension of the live cattle trade to Indonesia, there is now a <b>2nd National Day of Action on Sunday August 14th</b> with a rally in all major cities around Australia.<br><br>
This rally is even more important than the last as it comes just days ahead of a vote on historic bills in Parliament on Thursday August 18 2011 to end the cruel live export trade.<br><br>
This is your opportunity to join with other caring Australians to show public support for this important legislation!<br><br><b><br>
Melbourne: 10.30AM</b> -The steps of Parliament House<br><b>Sydney: 3pm</b> - City recital Hall, Angel Place<br><b>Adelaide: 12pm</b> - Elder Park, around the Rotunda.<br><b>Brisbane: 2pm</b> - King George Square<br><b>Perth:</b> <b>- 12PM</b> - Esplanade Reserve - Fremantle<br><b>Canberra: - 11am</b> - lawns of Parliament House<br><b>Hobart: - 12pm</b> - Parliament House<br><br><br>
The following video is a montage of still shots from one of the last rallies back in June.<br><br><a href="http:" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1nOdkY2U488</a><br><br><br><br>
More info @ <a href="http://banliveexport.com/rally/" target="_blank"><b>banliveexport.com/rally</b></a> Or checkout <a href="http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=202440633138546" target="_blank"><b>facebook</b></a> for more details about the rally in your city.<br><br>
Please note that this is a family-friendly event. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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I will actually be in Jakarta on business the week before and after the rally day but will be at the Esplanade Reserve in spirit.
 

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^^<br><br>
Good on ya! <img alt="" src="http://fc08.deviantart.net/fs51/f/2009/317/1/8/_thumbsup__revamp_by_jamal1.gif" style="border:0px solid;"><br><br><br>
In my city, it was a great turnout, there were probably three or four times the number of people showed up at the rally today than at the last one, which was good to see. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br>
Big props to Lyn White, she's a gutsy woman for getting all this rolling - a tear definitely rolled down my cheek when I listened her speech today. Realistically, I don't think the bill will go through on Thursday, but we can live in hope can't we. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/cool3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":cool:"><br><br><br>
Some footage of Lyn's speech from the Melbourne rally today.<br><br><a href="http:" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZH-YDvSxmEM</a>
 

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It was fantastic wasn't. An unprecedented numbers of people in all states.<br><br>
i'm nursing a bit of a post rally hangover today though. ouch :/
 

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The bill didn't get through today - oh what a shocker. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/no.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":no:"> We need to keep pushing for a conscience vote and then maybe we'll get our result.<br><br>
Keep the faith peeps. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=";)">
 

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Some footage of the mini-protest at Port Adelaide in SA last weekend, where the ship Al Messilah which was headed for the Middle East, eventually offloaded sheep due to mechanical problems.<br><br><a href="http:" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e1qATWzsSy8&NR=1</a>
 

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It will be interesting to see what happens with the labor MP Tony Zappia's notice of motion. it's due for debate in the caucus v. soon so i've read. I think it's possible that only a backbench style revolt can save these poor animals now.<br><br>
following the tragic news about turkey and israel now, i've heard some underground rumbles of an even bigger national rally. don't know the accuracy of that goss right now I hope it's legit.
 

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<div class="quote-block">i've heard some underground rumbles of an even bigger national rally. don't know the accuracy of that goss right now I hope it's legit.</div>
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I haven't heard any more about that but I'm sure it will eventuate. This isn't over yet is it. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=";)"><br><br><br><br>
Here's some footage of last Saturday's protest in SA, the third rally in three days that finally saw the departure of the sheep to the ME.<br><br><a href="http:" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2VPeHBC2SnQ</a>
 

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Go SA!<br><br>
For anyone possibly reading this in WA, i just got an urgent msg regarding a protest happening in WA tomorrow in Freo at 11am at the E shed. The ship that left Adelaide a few days ago with sheep onboard is arriving. Get down there if you can and make your voice heard as they need all the people they can get!
 

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The Perth protest was horrible, I was there handing out Vegan fliers instead.<br>
Some people are just complete retards on some issues, there was a banner saying "Please! Please! Kill me at home"<br>
I almost puked.
 

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^^<br><br>
The banner actually said "please let me die at home" and although it is worded in a way we veg*ns find offensive, it basically sums up the whole point of the rally. The sheep are going to die regardless, but it's just a plea to do it here in Australia under slightly more humane conditions.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>BlueWaters</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2987211"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
The Perth protest was horrible.</div>
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It didn't seem horrible from the footage i've seen. It seemed a lot like the protests in all the other states which was a pretty awesome vibe. It was great to see all different types of people from all walks of life uniting for a common goal.
 

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^^<br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/yes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":yes:"><br><br>
I noticed there's another protest in Freo at 11am this morning. They pulled the same stunt as before and didn't dock to avoid the protesters. Hopefully Freo can pull a 3 dayer on this one like Radelaide! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 
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