We were joined by the RSPCA and Kent Action Against Live Exports as we marched through London to Westminster to ask the government to take immediate action to stop live exports.
New research shows that two thirds of people are ‘appalled’ that live farm animals are transported long distances to the continent for slaughter.
Seven out of ten people want farm animals to be slaughtered in the country where they were born.
Our Campaigns Officer, Pru Elliott said: “Animals are confined in crowded lorries and their exhausting journeys can be hundreds, even thousands of miles - as far as Eastern Europe. That is why we are calling on the government to stand up for sheep and end this unnecessary trade,”
We presented Neil Parish MP, Chairman of the Associate Parliamentary Group for Animal Welfare with a giant postcard to take to Defra. We are calling on George Eustice MP, Minister responsible for animal welfare to:
- work with the industry to move to an alternative trade in meat
- implement 100% checks at the port
- amend the 1847 Act so ports can choose to reject the trade