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Supporters marched against live exports

News Section Icon Published 12/08/2013

Compassion in World Farming held a peaceful march in London, protesting against the live export of farm animals. The march called on the UK government to take action to allow UK ports to refuse to accept live exports.

Over 500 people participated in the march which started in Covent Garden and ended in Trafalgar Square. Supporters wore sheep and calf masks to highlight the thousands of young sheep and calves who are sent on unnecessarily long journeys each year.

Campaign Officer Pru Elliot, who addressed the crowd at the march, says: "The support we have received has been phenomenal. It was uplifting to see how many people feel passionately about this.

"Long distance transport of live animals causes unnecessary suffering and we have sent a clear message to David Heath MP that we are demanding action to be taken to end live exports for good!"

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