It has always been clear to Compassion that the British public do not
support the live export of farm animals. Today the Department for
Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and the National Farmers' Union
received that message in a way they couldn't possibly miss. A crowd
gathered outside their offices in Smith Square in London at 11am,
complete with placards, banners, masks and a double decker bus!
Following your amazing responses to our calls to action,
live exports for slaughter or further fattening were suspended
at Ramsgate and then at Ipswich.
Every day that passes without the trade is another victory. But
we know we can't rest; the suspension at Ramsgate is currently
under legal challenge and transporters are constantly seeking
new ports. It is thanks to your generous support that we are
able to keep fighting this trade; through public action like
today's rally, and through extensive monitoring and lobbying of
those in power.
We must get the live export of British animals ended
permanently. Today we handed over messages to Defra calling on
them to play their part and we'll be handing a petition to the
NFU in the coming days ' but it is not too late to add your
Compassion worked together with the RSPCA, KAALE and
TALE to organise a rally outside Defra and the NFU's
We will continue to send your messages and collect signatures
until live exports are officially and permanently gone from Britain. If
you have already taken action, please consider asking your friends to do
the same. Every single person who stands up against live export
increases the pressure on this cruel trade.
You can get your friends involved by forwarding this email, or by
sharing these links:
Together we have dealt this trade a mighty blow and together we can
banish it from Britain for good.