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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    • Shauna Phibbs KENT, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 1 day ago

      This is an absolute disgrace. How would human beings like to be exported in a confined space so crammed with other beings that their limbs start to show on the outside of the trailer!? If exporting live animals doesn't stop then at very least there should be STRICT regulations whereby upon loading the animals security measures are taken to ensure the exporter is following the rules. There should be enough space for livestock to move around and lay down. This is completely unnaceptable. Those poor animals. This is just pure animal cruelty.

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    • Hannah Thomas DONCASTER, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 1 day ago

      Why treat death row prison inmates with more dignity and care than these innocent animals.

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    • Ludmila Shevtsova SEVASTOPOL, NETHERLANDS
      • 1 day ago

      compassion for the tortured animals

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    • sonia room YORK, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 3 days ago

      Don't want any animal suffering - too many cases of animal cruelty happen minute by minute - day by day -

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    • Joanna Price CHORLEY, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 5 days ago

      IT IS CRUEL

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