The Fellowship of Life
Sir, - May I bring to the attention of the public the disgusting
practice of exporting livestock to the continent for slaughter?
Calves for export are often kept in confined spaces with little or no
room to move. The buildings are often in semi-darkness and conditions
very poor indeed. The animals are subjected to these conditions from an
early age up to the time of slaughter.
The mind boggles at the attitude of certain members of a so-called
educated race! Imagine those poor animals, a few weeks old, being
transported in cramped conditions, with the temperatures being around
the 30 centigrade mark at times.
Bear in mind that, at times, no food or water is at hand for them!
Pigs are often chained up to restrict their movements and horses are
often herded 12 or 14 to a pen throughout the journey. In fact any
animal destined for sale on the continent will, likely or not, suffer
throughout the whole journey.
The RSPCA have spent thousands of pounds in their campaign to banish
this sordid practice and have even tried to embrace the politicians for
their help, but it seems that big business can turn the politicians away
from the situation rather than towards it.
John C. McGregor,
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