More than 200 campaigners, many of them from Thanet turned up to Dover Docks today to protest about the barbaric and cruel export of live sheep and claves in appalling cramped conditions to Europe. This brutal trade moved from the port of Ramsgate to Dover in May and is sadly building up momentum again. On average one shipment per week is passing through the port which involves between 4 and 6 lorry loads of sheep and calves. I defy anyone to watch, smell and hear the lorries going by without being moved. For a civilised society to allow this awful trade to continue is beyond belief.
I helped to set up the campaign against live exports from the Port of Ramsgate and through the hard work of local people we were able to drive the business out of town. Lots of the Thanet campaigners, myself included, are now working with people from Dover and the rest of Kent to build a movement to stop this evil trade going through Dover. The Green Party, The RSPCA and Compassion in World Farming are all back our campaign To find out more about the campaign and how to get involved visit the Kent Action Against Live Exports website http://www.kaale.org.uk/ , the RSPCA http://www.rspca.org.uk/getinvolved/campaigns/farm/livetransport or Compassion in World Farming http://www.ciwf.org.uk/what_we_do/live_transport/default.aspx