Canterbury Dean Speaks Out
Letter to the Agriculture Minister Gillian Shephard from the Dean and
Chapter of Canterbury Cathedral:
'We wish to add our voices to the growing protest against the export
of live animals from Britain for slaughter in other European countries.
It is obvious that such long journeys must impose unnecessary stress
and suffering on these creatures. It is also obvious that such
transportation is not adequately policed and must expose animals to
In the current European negotiations, we would urge you to put humane
considerations first, and seek, at least, to persuade your colleagues in
the community to impose a maximum eight hour duration on such journeys
Surely, in a country which prides itself on a humane attitude to
animals, we should not be prepared to prolong the suffering involved in
their slaughter for commercial considerations.'
The Very Rev J.A. Simpson, Dean of Canterbury
The Rev Canon J. de Sausmarez
The Venerable M.S. Till, Archdeacon of Canterbury
The Rev Canon P.G.C. Brett
Published in the Summer/Autumn '94 edition of Agscene -
journal of Compassion In World Farming. Reproduced with Thanks.
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