KEY beef industry consultant Catherine Marriott believes most exporters work to improve animal welfare standards.
And that the 1 per cent doing the wrong thing should "get the hell out".
She was fully supportive of recent changes to the live export trade, under which companies are held accountable throughout the supply chain and can have their licences revoked if there are systemic breaches.
Ms Marriott is an animal welfare and supply chain consultant in Asia for Australia's largest cattle exporter, Wellard Rural Exports, and previously worked for Meat and Livestock Australia as a feedlot nutritionist and consultant in Indonesia.
She is involved in pastoral training courses for Aborigines in the Kimberley and a leadership program for women in rural industries. Last month, the Kununurra resident won the West Australian 2012 Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation rural woman of the year award.
Ms Marriott strongly opposes any ban of live exports, arguing the improvements made since the revelations on the ABC's Four Corners of cruelty against Australian cattle in Indonesian abattoirs led to trade being stopped for a month had been "phenomenal".
Australian companies were responsible for the welfare of animals throughout the supply chain and there were no excuses for abuses in the feedlots or abattoirs they supplied, she said.
"If they're not treating their animals with respect, then get the hell out of the industry. We don't need people like that in our industry," she said.
"We're working so damn hard, 99 per cent of people . . . in the beef industry are working so hard to do the right thing. We're let down by the 1 per cent, and so hold them accountable."
Fremantle MP Melissa Parke, who opposed the lifting of the export ban to Indonesia, said it was disappointing abuses, such as last week's footage showing Australian cattle being mistreated at two Jakarta abattoirs, were only being picked up by animal welfare groups.
Ms Parke again called for mandatory pre-slaughter stunning and greater transparency through the naming of accredited abattoirs in the supply chain and the public release of audit results.
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