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To: Michael Gove - Defra

End long distance live animal transport

Campaign created by
Compassion in World Farming

Put in place a ban on live animal exports to come into force as soon as we leave the EU.

Why is this important?

Every year, live animals from British farms are transported hundreds, or even over a thousand, miles to places where they will be slaughtered or fattened for slaughter.

Animals are crammed into vehicles. Some are injured or trampled. They can be in transit for days, suffering extremes of temperature and can go without sufficient food, water or rest. Animals are sentient beings and feel pain and stress just like we do.

Animals are often shipped alive only to be slaughtered at journey’s end, sometimes using inhumane methods.

Michael Gove the Minister responsible for farming has just opened a government consultation on live animal transport. Currently this trade is governed by EU law, not the UK Government, but once we leave the EU we have the opportunity to ban this inhume trade. If thousands of us sign this petition and hand it in to his consultation, we could see the end of this cruel treatment for animals.


Reasons for signing

  • seems totally absurd to transport live animals so so many miles!!
  • I can’t bear the thought of defenceless animals being slaughtered. I’m a vegan and won’t touch any animal produce.
  • Im vegetarian against all slaughter but this is even more barbaric


2018-05-22 03:24:29 +0100

150,000 signatures reached

2018-04-14 22:24:07 +0100

100,000 signatures reached

2018-04-12 15:49:01 +0100

50,000 signatures reached

2018-04-11 19:25:11 +0100

20,000 signatures reached

2018-04-11 16:05:42 +0100

10,000 signatures reached

2018-04-11 11:16:49 +0100

5,000 signatures reached

2018-04-10 21:24:05 +0100

1,000 signatures reached

2018-04-10 20:03:06 +0100

500 signatures reached

2018-04-10 16:21:36 +0100

100 signatures reached

2018-04-10 15:22:41 +0100

50 signatures reached

2018-04-10 15:05:13 +0100

25 signatures reached

2018-04-10 14:58:44 +0100

10 signatures reached