End the export of live farm animals after Brexit.
Being passionate about animal welfare, I would like to help stamp out every form of animal cruelty across the world. A big ask, I know, however, if I can be one of the many voices that brings an end to live-export, countless farm animals will be spared unnecessary and prolonged suffering. There is no place in the twenty-first century for such a barbaric trade, and having been fond of sheep and lambs since being a little girl, just the mention of the two words ‘live-export’ breaks my heart. Please sign Compassion in World Farming’s petition and be their voice! Thank you.
The transport of live animals exported from the UK causes immense suffering. This trade is governed by EU law, not the UK Government. The Government should plan legislation to ban the export of live farm animals in favour of a carcass only trade and introduce this as soon as we leave the EU.
Long distance travel causes enormous suffering: overcrowding; pain and stress; compromised immunity; inhumane slaughter on arrival; loss of legal safeguards. SOURCE CIWF
During live transport there is a high risk of animal suffering: handling during loading and unloading; strange sights and sounds and animals; heat stress and lack of water and rest. SOURCE RSPCA
Animals are crammed into unsuitable transport and endure gruelling journeys heading for conditions illegal in this country. RSPCA