In May the Bishop of Dover, the Rt. Rev. Richard Llewellyn, denounced
the suffering involved in 'sheep going to slaughter after horrendously
long journeys, with little or no policing once they arrive in Calais,
and calves going for fattening as veal in very cruel conditions which we
know to cause unnecessary suffering'.
The Bishop called for Britain to give a moral lead by saying that we
will have no part in this cruel trade. He added that 'cruelty to animals
is an offence before God'. The Bishop was quickly backed by the Bishops
of Colchester and Peterborough. The Bishop of Dover also conducted a
blessing for the animals as they entered the docks. He was joined in
this by Rabbi Dan Cohn-Sherbok.
From the Summer '95 edition of Agscene - journal of Compassion In
World Farming - reproduced with Thanks.