From the Christian Herald dated June 7, 1986:
Although based in West Yorkshire, Animal Christian Concern,
established just over a year ago, has supporters in many other parts of
The organisation was formed by Mrs May Tripp as a means of Christian
protest against the exploitation and abuse of animals. Lord Soper and
the Dean of York, Very Rev John Southgate, are among its patrons, and
the bishops of Salisbury, Wakefield and Coventry have recently joined
its 300-strong membership.
The need for such concern is highlighted by a new report from the
Farm Animals Welfare Council. Among its 100-odd recommendations is one
calling for the presence of an inspector at all times during the loading
and unloading of livestock at markets.
The Council said that while it has seen no instances of 'outright
cruelty' at markets, there were still too many examples of an uncaring
attitude on the part of those driving animals off lorries. Sticks, goads
and shouting are often employed.
Reproduced with thanks
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