Animals’ Angels were awarded a grant of $10,000 towards their investigations into long distance animal transport. Animals’ Angels is an organisation focused on monitoring and documenting the suffering of animals subject to long distance transport across Australia, a practice which they believe amounts to some of the worst cruelties perpetrated upon animals in this country. This grant was used to fund an investigation into these practices which saw Animals’ Angels setting off with two professional investigators to follow trucks as they leave saleyards loaded with cattle and sheep. Despite meticulous preparation and the tracking of transporters thousands of kilometres, the team encountered unexpected difficulties in 2008 which prevented the gathering of sufficient evidence to publish a comprehensive report. Animals’ Angels remain dedicated to exposing an industry where no monitoring or controls currently exist and stated, “If you don’t do the hard yards, nothing will change”.