Australia is set to end a 40-year boycott on live animal exports to Iran with the signing of a health protocol agreement.
However, the move has drawn criticism from anti-live export activists who claim it is a blow to animal welfare
Iran has agreed to animal health certification protocols giving Australian exporters the green light to start shipping sheep, cattle and goats to the country.
It would be the first time in four decades that live exports to Iran could take place since the trade was banned following the Islamic revolution in the late 1970s.
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