I have been personally involved with anti live animal exports for the last 30+ years, probably more like 35+ when I think about it. It was during the anti export campaigns from English South coast ports that Phil and I became friends all those years ago. He is now the CEO of Compassion In World Farming (CIWF) – Compassion in World Farming | Compassion in World Farming (ciwf.org.uk)
CIWF Patrons and high profile supporters:
Part of the SE England anti exports campaign:
The live animal export trade has always been top of my real hate listings; and regardless of where it happens; I will try to give additional support to locals who are attempting to make a difference and get the trade stopped.
Check out some/all past posts here if you wish:
So, personally the very recent news in from Australia can only be positive for animals as far a I am concerned. I am English, not Australian, but follow the happenings in the Aus export trade very closely through the work of Animals Australia and others. The election results for Australia have only just started to arrive in the last day or so; but with a change in government now, it would appear that the (fed up) people are having their say about issues such as climate change, by putting ticks in boxes to attempt change. The feelings of most Australians about live animals exports was obviously another issue which influenced how some people voted.
Mr Philip Wollen is our WAV Patron; and he is an avid vegan and anti export campaigner; you can see him speak about the trade here:
Lets kick off with a video from our friends and fellow (anti live export) campaigners at Animals Australia to show you a little about the Australian live export business;
Here below I am supplying you with some links relating to the trade and the recent election in Australia. Some are pre election articles, but they are all associated with the trade in some way. I quoted our good friends at Animals Australia earlier, and by being involved like them as an activist against the suffering, cruelty and abuses, I know they have the tenacity and never give up approach to getting a positive result for Australian animals. I wish them more than the very best; their work is tireless. Good victories never arrive overnight, and the live export trade is one of those massively long and drawn out battlefields. I am confident that in this year the UK will pass legislation that will completely stop the trade overseas in live animals. I know that the same will happen in Australia very soon due toy the endless endurance and work of good Australian citizens, some politicians and the masses of ‘normal’ citizens who have the balls to get up and speak out against the trade. People vote, and they have in the last few days made their feelings clear about animal exports and the very important issue of climate change.
The battle in Australian exports is nearly over; it is now simply a matter of time to submit this abysmal record of suffering and abuse into the history books where it should have been placed many years ago.
Be yourself, no matter what they say !
We have presented the undercover footage; we have taken to the streets and we have put our tick in the voting box. Governments either act and change things, or like the coal digger, you get removed by the electorate. They have a choice, listen and act on it, or maintain the status quo and face the consequences. Anyone with anything between their ears will listen to the people and act.
In memory of Mike Tucker and our beloved Jill: