International Awareness Day: 14 June
On 14 June 2021, campaigners all over the world united for the sixth annual International Awareness Day to Ban Live Exports.
Due to restrictions on gatherings in many countries, this year's day of action again went online – and truly global.
- Campaigners in at least 40 countries spoke out against this cruel trade.
- Over 150 NGOs and other organisations took part.
- Tweets containing #BanLiveExports had a potential reach of over 62 million views.
- And our petition against EU live exports received over 53,000 signatures in just 24 hours.
Meanwhile, patrons, High Profile Supporters and even politicians made their voices heard too. And, in the UK, veterinarian and TV presenter, James Greenwood, took part in an Instagram story Q&A, answering supporters' questions and shedding light on the atrocities of the live export trade.
It's not too late to add your voice!
Please sign the petition to the European Commission today. Call on them to ban live exports and long distance transport, and help protect millions of animals from suffering every year.
For more information and resources for the annual Ban Live Exports: International Awareness Day, please visit stoplivetransport.org.