Stop live exports of farmed animals from the UK
  • Petitioning Secretary of State

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Secretary of State
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Stop live exports of farmed animals from the UK

    1. Sponsored by

      The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA)

Each year tens of thousands of live farm animals are shipped overseas from UK shores to the continent. Loaded onto crowded trucks, their gruelling journeys can take days as they travel as far as Spain and Greece only to be slaughtered at their destination. Many animals, such as calves and sheep, suffer stress and exhaustion, hunger, thirst and rough handling - some even die in transit.

These poor animals can’t speak out, but you can. Help end their suffering and lend your voice in calling on the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) to stop live exports of farmed animals from the UK.

For more information to #stopliveexports visit: www.rspca.org.uk/livetransport

To:
Secretary of State
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Live exports from the UK cause many thousands of calves and sheep to suffer. I believe there should be an alternative trade in meat and urge you to stop live exports of farmed animals immediately. Furthermore, until this cruel trade is brought to an end, I call upon the Government to ensure the welfare of the animals involved by implementing 100% inspections at the port.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • Karen Reem SAN FRANCISCO, CA
      • about 2 hours ago

      Because animals feel pain like we do.

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    • annie Beal HASTINGS, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 4 hours ago

      Because I think it's cruel and unnecessary to transport living animals hundreds of miles across the sea to foreign countries where they may be slaughtered in ways that are not acceptable. Animals deserve to be treated with compassion and kindness AT ALL TIMES. All live exports should be stopped.

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    • SYLVIA SQUIRES NEW MILTON, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 4 hours ago

      Because it is so cruel and upsetting for these poor creatures.

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    • rachel childerley NOTTINGHAM, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 11 hours ago

      It's cruel

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    • Julie Romain MARKET RASEN, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 1 day ago

      Animals feel too. Stop all cruelty to all animals, live transport over long distances with no food and water is cruelty.

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