The Australian Federal Agriculture Department has decided to suspend shipments of sheep to an abattoir in Qatar over new allegations of animal welfare violations, according to ABC.
Last week the Nine Network broadcast video of 2,400 sheep that had died of heat stress on board an export ship bound for the Middle East.
On Saturday the Department said it had received new information and vision from advocacy group Animals Australia, raising serious concerns about the abattoir's operations, the report said.
In the 12 months to February, 661,000 sheep had been exported to the Qatar, according to the report.
Also Australian Maritime Safety Authority blocked a shipment of 65,000 sheep leaving Fremantle on Monday, amid ongoing animal welfare concerns.
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