END THE LIVE EXPORTS OF FARMED ANIMALS FROM IRELAND
  • Petitioning Damien and Kevin Quinn. EXPORTER

This petition will be delivered to:

Creeve, Mount Temple Moate. Co Westmeath.
Damien and Kevin Quinn. EXPORTER
David Hunter. Park house, Castlekevin, Mallow, Co Cork.
MURPHY HUNTER INTERNATIONAL LIVESTOCK.
Minister of Agriculture Ireland
Minister Agriculture ,Simon Coveney
6 DEERPARK, CASTLEKNOCK ROAD, DUBLIN 15
DLE- Alan Dillon
18, AVOCA PARK,, BLACKROCK,, CO. DUBLIN
DLE Gerard Dillon.

END THE LIVE EXPORTS OF FARMED ANIMALS FROM IRELAND

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      ALLIANCE FOR ANIMAL RIGHTS

The Al Mahmoud vessel has now left Waterford -February 2013 loaded with Cattle to make the 10-day trip to Tripoli in Libya.We know they tried to avoid the media and our VIGIL held on TUESDAY resulted in the ship leaving early to ‘avoid trouble at the dock’. Five security manned the checkpoint and even RTE were refused access to the ship.
Two Irish firms Murphy Hunter International and Quinn International are partnering with Syrian business Al Mahmoud to export the cattle to Libya.
We want to stop this trade and we ASK your help
• It will be early April before the vessel returns to Waterford, at which point Mr Hunter hopes it will operate full-time on a three-week shipping route between North Africa and Ireland. If the route becomes established, it would provide an outlet for 40,000-50,000 head of the extra 150,000 cattle that are predicted to come on-stream in Ireland later this year.
• I have been told that these cattle have been bred by farmers who cannot afford to buy their feed. Mr Hunter, whose firm already export cattle to Morocco, Spain and Italy.said that there was also a possibility of Friesian type animals being included in future shipments.
• Minister Coveney has repeatedly stressed the importance of any live-shipping venture adhering to the highest animal welfare standards. "It's no joke crossing the Bay of Biscay in January and the last thing I want is reports of cattle breaking legs on their journey to wherever," Mr Coveney said recently.
• When loaded, the boat will make the 10-day trip to Tripoli in Libya. It will be early April before it returns to Waterford, at which point Mr Hunter hopes it will operate full-time on a three-week shipping route between North Africa and Ireland.

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    2. UPDATE SECOND CATTLE SHIPMENT TO LIBYA>

      On Friday night 12th April at approximately 10pm the[ Vehicle carrier] The ship EXPRESS 1 docked in Waterford port.
      (IMO: 8200565, MMSI: 372273000) is a Vehicle carrier registered in Panama. See below for the last known position obtained by AIS, technical details of the ship, vessel owner and manager, tonnages, and a history of port calls recorded in the FleetMon Vessel Database.

      By Saturday night/early Sunday morning 3500 cattle [the total reported] were loaded on the ship and it left for Libya.

      The cattle came to the port in transporters with drags [ towing a double truck] also jeeps with two cattle in trailers /horseboxes were seen.

    3. Reached 1,000 signatures

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    • Shalini Singh NOIDA, UNITED STATES
      • about 1 month ago

      Stop this cruelty... Animals have equal rights

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    • Alison Clarke BONNYVILLE, CANADA
      • about 1 month ago

      End live exports of farmed animals from Ireland. The animals suffer on this long journey..only to meet a barbaric end.

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    • Angela McClenaghan BELFAST, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 1 month ago

      It is barbarbic!!!

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    • DEBBIE WILSON BELFAST, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 1 month ago

      BARBARIC PRACTICE

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    • Marianne Liekens LOMMEL, BELGIUM
      • 2 months ago

      Dieren zijn mijn leven en liefde*als iemand bewust een dier mishandeld en dood mag die meteen de hel in*weg met die moordenaars*** BARBAAR***

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