At an unprecedented rally, thousands of farmers, truckies and members of country towns have travelled to the centre of Perth to demonstrate the opposition to the Albanese Government’s live sheep ban.

Speaking from the rally, WA truckie, Ben Sutherland said it was an overwhelming success and showed the depth of support that everyone affected by the ban had from everyday West Australians.

“The rally showed us how much people support us. We had beeps and waves from hundreds of drivers and pedestrians as well as a great response on social media,”

Mr Sutherland said the rally involved entire communities; with cattle farmers, truckies, sports clubs and workers all joining in the effort.

“So many people have taken time out of their days because they all know how harmful a ban will be. We hope that people will support us through the rest of the campaign as it continues,” he said.

The convoy stretched over 20km and involved over 1700 vehicles and over 3000 people. The petition has now been signed by 23k people since the launch.

With legislation introduced into Parliament this week, the Keep the Sheep team said there was no time to waste and called on people across Perth to consider the Government’s motives for shutting down the industry.

“We know there are activists that will call for cattle exports, chemicals and other farming practices to be banned next and they won’t stop there. We’re saying to people of Perth – will the Government come for your job next?”

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