Ramsgate: live animal exports and protests

Posted on October 25, 2012

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Today (25th October), an item was posted on thisissomerset.co.uk titled ‘Port resumes animal exports’, about Ramsgate in Kent.

‘… LIVE animal exports have resumed at a port after a High Court injunction was served on a local council, overturning its decision to suspend the controversial trade.

About 40 protesters gathered at the Port of Ramsgate in Kent on Monday as lorries containing sheep arrived to be transported to the Continent for slaughter.

The High Court ordered Thanet District Council to allow live animal movements to resume until the outcome of a judicial review into its decision to suspend the trade.

Speaking at the port on Tuesday, James West, campaign manager for Compassion in World Farming, said seven trucks containing sheep arrived there that morning.

He said: “People took the suspension by Thanet District Council as a victory that would stop the trade at least in the short term until the judicial review outcome.

“But now people are back here as sheep are being exported live to the Continent again. We think that all animals should be slaughtered at the point of production and be transported as carcasses rather than live.

“They are bound for conditions that are considerably worse than in the UK.”

The suspension by Thanet District Council came last month after 42 sheep arrived at the port in an unsuitable lorry and had to be put down …’

Read the item and add your comment online at www.thisissomerset.co.uk/Port-resumes-animal-exports/story-17178625-detail/story.html

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