We warn of increase in live animals destined for slaughter

11.10.13

We’ve reiterated our calls for greater checks on live animals bound for France, as exports increase in the lead up to the annual Eid festival.

Yesterday seven lorry loads of live animals went through the port of Dover  and were loaded onto the boat, the Joline, which is carrying sheep that we believe will be slaughtered without pre-stunning for use in the religious festival of Eid.

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Today (Thursday 12 September) marks the first anniversary of the Ramsgate live exports tragedy, yet sadly new government figures reveal that less than 40% of animal transport lorries are being inspected at the port.

 

At 11am today, the RSPCA along with other animal groups and Kent residents came together at the Port of  Ramsgate to lay a floral tribute in remembrance of the 47 sheep that lost their lives at the dock on this day in 2012*.
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02.08.13

We’re urging animal lovers to join a peaceful demonstration against the cruel and unnecessary trade in live animal exports from the Port of Dover this Saturday.

The demonstration will take place on Saturday, 3 August between 12-3pm at the Eastern Docks roundabout in Dover, Kent.

 

Animals forced to travel in cruel conditions

Every year millions of animals – some as young as two weeks old – are transported throughout Europe. Many suffer from stress, exhaustion and thirstContinue 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.

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