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Author Topic: UK's most barbaric seatrade continues.  (Read 824 times)
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« on: January 13, 2019, 08:14:26 pm »

UKs most barbaric seatrade continues; 12 January 2019 - live animal export for fattening and slaughter is a trade that the UK seems to want to end, but so far hasn't . . . the latest episode has seen a truck containing 260 calves trapped at sea for 16 hours on a tiny ferry, outside the port of Calais.

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« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2019, 07:40:24 am »

Whilst I agree with the general sentiments, perhaps if the regular ferry companies hadn't given in to protestors, exporters wouldn't have resorted to this totally unsuitable method of shipping livestock. They would have been shipped in reasonable conditions on reliable vessels. Beware of the Law Of Unintended Consequences.
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« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2019, 12:45:35 pm »

Thanks for the comment, Simon. There seem to be a number of views on why the majors turned transport of cull ewes for slaughter away, the protesters being one, but another was apparently the condition of the animals they were being asked to carry, and complaints they had from other passengers, mainly about the stench, and health concerns.
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