06.08.13

Protesters report concerns about sheep due for live transport

The controversial live transport trade received another blow this week (Wednesday, 4 September) after a lorry full of sheep bound for the continent was turned away from the port of Dover, after four animal health officials boarded a lorry following concerns about an “exceptional” smell.

According to reports, a protester close to the road became concerned that the animals looked unwell and that an “exceptional” smell was emanating from the Continue reading…

23.08.13

Four lorries of sheep and calves arrived at the Dover Docks this morning and sailed to Calais, with a further shipment expected later today.

Today marks the biggest shipment of animals from Dover since trade resumed from the port in May.

The lorries were loaded onto the boat, the Joline, a flat-bottomed Russian tank carrier designed to work in rivers not the open sea, in the early hours of the morning. A further shipment is expected this afternoon at … Continue reading…

21.06.13

A hedgehog had a lucky escape after falling down a 12 foot hole on a building site.

We were called after the prickly animal got stuck down the deep man-made cavity in Faversham, Kent on the 6 June. The hedgehog had tried to make his own escape by digging a bigger hole but had no way out without help.

Animal Collection Officer Brian Milligan said he would normally use a ladder to climb down and rescue the animal but … Continue reading…

02.05.13

Live exports have resumed from the Port of Dover in Kent this morning (2 May) but our inspectors have not been granted permission to enter the port.

The Joline sailed from Dover at nine am today loaded with lorries of sheep for the journey to France and then possibly further afield.

We applied for permission to be present in the port to safeguard the welfare of the animals but received no response.

Our inspectors have been at the port … Continue reading…