Today is International Awareness Day to Ban Live Exports.
Just have a think about that statement; an ‘Awareness day to BAN live exports’.
As you know, the export of live animals has been one of, if not, our primary issue since its creation. No doubt many of you all over the world are today joining up with fellow activists who are hell bent on stopping this disgusting business of treating live, sentient beings as just simple goods; putting them basically into the same category as a tin of beans, packet of rice; packed up to be traded anywhere without a single thought for their wellbeing.
Did we not witness the ‘concerns’ of those involved in this trade recently when we witnessed the farce of live animals being shipped from pillar to post around the Med Sea for months on end.
From here in the UK (England) – On 8 June 2021 the UK Government introduced the Animal Welfare (Kept Animals) Bill to parliament, which introduces a ban on the live export of farmed animals for fattening or slaughter, from or through Great Britain. This is a huge victory for all the dedicated campaigners, some no longer with us, who fought so hard for the rights of animals in this specific environment. We now look forward to the Bill being passed in both houses and the live export trade being stopped from the UK, or the UK being used as a ‘land bridge’ (for animals travelling from Ireland to mainland EU. Irish animals will no longer be able to suffer on English roads as part of their journey to their deaths.
The Bill still needs to work its way through Parliament before it becomes law. We hope this will be completed before end 2021.
Also, despite this positive movement regarding live animal transport in the UK; we MUST NOT forget all the animals that are suffering at this very moment whilst undergoing live transport; be it on the roads of Europe, or on ships travelling from South America to the EU, or from the EU (places such as Romania) to the Middle East; where they will be slaughtered without even the ‘basics’ such as stunning.
It is our job as activists never to forget the suffering of live transport – yesterday, today and tomorrow. So, the fight is anything but over; and as such we will give you some links in the following to allow you to continue with your fight.
By pure coincidence, this day, the bBan Live Exports Day, we will have some great (live export campaign based) news to share with you all. We will be publishing a special post on this in the next few hours.
Regards from Mark and Venus.
Above – Anti export campaigners in NEPAL
Below – SLOVAKIA
Animals Australia – for a kinder woeld:
PeTA – Help end the hideously cruel live export trade:
EU trade and transport of live animals:
Animal Welfare Foundation – We demand an end for cruel live transports by road and sea
Animals Angels – Stop Live Transport:
Eyes on Animals – watching out for their welfare:
Urge the Scottish Government to work with the UK Government and the Welsh Government to deliver a ban across the whole of Great Britain at the same time, and as soon as possible.
Petition – Ban live exports (e-activist.com)
On 14 June 2021, campaigners all over the world will unite for the sixth annual International Awareness Day to Ban Live Exports. Please join us online, and speak out against the cruel, global live exports trade. Find out more, and register to take part
Last year’s story
In June 2020, for the first time, Ban Live Exports: International Awareness Day went completely ‘virtual’, and thousands of campaigners reached out across countries and continents, making their voices heard despite the Covid-19 pandemic.
Here’s what we achieved, together:
- Over 103,000 #BanLiveExports tweets in 36 countries, viewed 31 million times.
- Over 32,600 emails to the Scottish Government demanding #JusticeForCalves – all sent in just two weeks.
- Almost 9,000 tweets demanding #JusticeForCalves, including 3,100 to the Scottish Government and thousands more from campaigners spreading the word.
- Selfies with the calf filter on Facebook and Instagram were viewed nearly 40,000 times.
- High profile support from a whole host of Compassion heroes, including Peter Egan, Emma Milne, Deborah Meaden, Joanna Lumley, James Greenwood, Marc Abraham, Jerome Flynn, Kate Ford, Mike Beckingham, Carley Stenson and Liz Earle.
- National media coverage of our Judicial Review in The Guardian, The Independent, The Sunday Times, Closer magazine, The London Economic and more, taking our message to millions of readers.
For more information and resources, please visit stoplivetransport.org.
SAFE, New Zealand:
Ban Live Exports International Awareness Day Marred As Live Export Ships Make Their Way To Aotearoa
Ban Live Exports International Awareness Day
Viva ! England – International Live Export Awareness Day:
Animal Aid England – Ban Live Exports 2021 – International Awareness Day:
From our friends at OIPA in Italy:
BAN LIVE EXPORTS INTERNATIONAL AWARENESS DAY. THIS CRUEL PRACTISE MUST END: ANIMALS ARE SENTIENT BEINGS
How to stop live animal export:
What countries have, or are, banning live exports:
A few photos of SOME pof the recent global demos calling for an end to live animal transport:
Above – ROMANIA
Above – SOUTH KOREA
Above – SPAIN
Above – ITALY
Above – AUSTRIA
Above – PORTUGAL