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Animal exports suspended by Thanet council

Publié par Clifford Armion le 14/09/2012

Lizzy Davies

Animal welfare campaigners were celebrating a victory on Thursday night as the only UK port to export live sheep and calves said it was suspending the trade following a debacle which prompted the destruction of more than 40 injured and lame animals.
In a statement, Thanet district council, which owns the port of Ramsgate, said it had temporarily halted live animal exports with immediate effect after the dramatic events on Wednesday.
The council, which has made no secret of its desire to see the trade disappear from its port, said that, while the suspension was temporary, "its lifting will depend on the construction of suitable facilities". It added: "Providing the facilities will depend on the cost of building and running such a facility, and also whether it is a priority of the council in comparison with other issues."
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"Animal exports suspended by Thanet council", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), septembre 2012. Consulté le 05/08/2021. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/animal-exports-suspended-by-thanet-council