Members of both sides of politics have broken ranks to support a ban on live sheep exports, following the release of whistleblower footage of sheep dying and suffering heat stress aboard a trip to the Middle East in August last year.

The Guardian reports that Liberal MP and former health minister Sussan Ley plans to introduce a private member’s bill to ban the practice. Labor MP Josh Wilson has also reiterated his support of a ban, and Greens’ MP Adam Bandt confirmed he would join any cross-party action after launching a number of unsuccessful Greens bills.