Every second kilo of Australian beef sold in China is actually fake meat, according to multi-national auditing firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). Australian exports to China have increased 73 per cent on last year, which makes it the nations biggest export market for beef.
PwC say meat fraud has soared in recent years and much of the Australian beef being sold in China is neither Australian or beef. Warwick Powell, the founder of Brisbane-based company Beefledger, told the ABC: 'It could be pork, duck breast or horse.'
Distressing footage released by the ABC in October showed healthy racehorses being brutally slaughtered amid claims the 'atrocious practice' is happening on an 'industrial scale'.
The cameras showed that in just 22 days, more than 300 racehorses, who won $5million in prize money combined, were killed. Mr Celotto said even from the property boundary, hundreds of horses can be seen unloaded and abused by workers. Shocking vision shows workers at the abattoir mistreating the horses, whipping them, kicking them and even yelling abuse at them.
Source: Daily Mail