Watch the following videos if you are unaware of the cruelty of the live export trade and please take as much of the following actions as you can, most require only adding your name to a petition.
These hard-hitting TV ads are speaking up for live export victims
More information and videos
Now please visit: Stop Live Transport https://stoplivetransport.org/
Stop Live Transport:
International Awareness Day
Stand up for farm animals on 14 June 2018.
United we can force change.
All the different ways to get involved
You can share campaign action selfies, sign a range of petitions from different groups, take to the streets, organise a social event with friends, or… try all of the above
Other actions and petitions
Animals Australia: End sheep ship terror NOW
“A live sheep isn’t ‘cargo’. He breathes. He thinks. He can suffer. This simple fact may be lost onwealthy live export companies. But it wasn’t lost on one concerned crew member who was horrified by the suffering he witnessed on live export voyages…”
Read more and please sign and send a message
https://secure.animalsaustralia.org/take_action/live-export-shipboard-cruelty/ you will need to scroll down to send a message.
Also from the above website
“While live exporters continue to send shiploads of frightened animals into harm’s way — no act of kindness, no e-mail, phonecall or message you send on their behalf, will be wasted. These simple actions can help change their world:
- Letting the Prime Minister know what you think of live export (click here)
- Donating to support our work (click here)
Anyone worldwide can take the above actions , you don’t need to be an Australian citizen
Avaaz: Stop Animal Death Ships
“A whistleblower has secretly filmed thousands of sheep, crammed on a filthy ship, cooking alive in the blazing heat.
It’s a giant floating death camp — and MILLIONS are transported like this every year. But now we have a rare chance to save them!”
Read More and sign a petition
Action to stop live transport from the SumOfUs
“Around 40,000 sheep and 23,000 young calves are exported from Britain every year by the livestock industry, destined for slaughter on the continent.
Suffering and death plague animals on these cramped long-haul journeys. And many of those sheep end up slaughtered by painful and illegal practices, investigators have found. ”
Please read more and sign a petition to:
Michael Gove: ban the export of live farm animals after Brexit!
Action from Compassion in World Farming concerning animals exported from the UK
PLEASE SUPPORT A COMPREHENSIVE BAN ON LIVE EXPORTS
Discussions are underway in governments across the UK about the possibility of a ban on live exports. But the positive impact of any ban will be compromised if it only prevents exports for slaughter, and not for ‘production’ (fattening).
Will you take a moment to email your elected representative(s), and call on them to ensure a comprehensive ban on the export of live animals for both slaughter and fattening?
It is essential that any ban should cover slaughter AND fattening.
Please read more and send a message to your MP. https://action.ciwf.org.uk/page/24417/action/1?
If you live outside the UK, please click here to take action to end live exports:
Take Action with Animals international
WEALTHY COMPANIES ARE USING LIVE ANIMAL TO TRANSPORT ‘MEAT’ IN LIVING BEINGS
“A live animal is not a sack of potatoes. He breathes. He thinks. He can suffer. But to the live animal export trade his suffering is just a cost of doing business. Every day, right across the world, vulnerable animals are enduring dangerous journeys on trucks and on ships, just to be killed for their meat — often horrifically — at their destination.
An 8-month Animals International investigation has revealed a global animal welfare crisis that requires a global response.
Stand with us against animal cruelty”
Please sign a petition calling on the OIE (World Animal Health Organisation) to oppose live animal export globally and a pledge:
Change Org -Ban Live Export
Live Export it’s a Crime Against Animals
“I started this petition because I have seen a lot of evidence involving incredibly cruelty to livestock that leave Australian Soil. If we do not speak up and take action these horrendous acts will continue. The latest pictures I have seen involve cows being hit numerous times on the head with a sledgehammer. I have seen video footage of cows and sheep having their throat cut without being sedated before the slaughter.”
Please read more and add your name to the petition:
Help stop long distance transportation of Horse from Wild Horse Welfare
“Every year around 50,000 horses are needlessly transported thousands of miles across Europe to slaughter. These mares, stallions, youngsters and geldings are given little chance to rest, eat or drink during arduous journeys which can last for days on end. They arrive at their destination severely dehydrated, in pain, stressed, completely drained of energy and broken in spirit.”
Please read more and sign petition
More information and video:
Referring to the above petition concerning horses.
Shorter journeys would be better but no journeys is the ideal. In fact ending the breeding and rearing confinement and slaughter of over 56 billion animals worldwide would be ideal.
I have to say that changing from an omnivorous/carnivorous diet and becoming vegan is ultimately the most effective way of ending the abuse cruelty and exploitation of just about every living creature on the planet.
Why you might ask. The simple answer is greed. When the money hungry capitalists realise that more profit can be made from producing vegan foods, the cruelty will stop.
However to be realistic it will take many many years before enough people adopt such a diet so that animal farming and other exploitation will beome a thing of the past. In the meantime animals are suffering in the most shocking and appalling ways imaginable and it has to stop now! It is bad enough that people continue to eat meat and animals continue to suffer in factory farms confined, abused and slaughtered, however the additional cruelty of shipping these poor creatures overseas in appalling conditions only to be brutally slaughtered when they arrive at their destination adds an extra dimension of suffering and misery for these helpless animals.
Also keep in mind that methods of slaughter in destination countries are much more cruel than takes place in the country of origin such as the USA, UK and Australia. In the exploitation of animals for their meat and other derivatives there are of many degrees of cruelty and one of the worst is the live export of animals to countries where there are no animal welfare laws whatsoever and where these animals are treated with appalling cruelty after spending a grueling hellish journey by sea to their destination.
Note – there is no such thing as humane slaughter when an animal does not want to die, and no animal wishes to die, survival is one of the most powerful of all instincts present in both human and non human animals.
If you are a meat eater please take action, if you are a vegan or vegetarian please take action. Whether you eat meat or you are an abolitionist vegan who consider petitions and similar actions hinder the progress towards worldwide veganism, you cannot stand by and allow this appalling suffering. These animals are suffering NOW! They cannot wait. Take action now and help prevent the suffering of countless millions of gentle helpless animals.
Please share these actions widely – Remember June 14th
Stop Live Transport:
International Awareness Day
Meat eaters please consider going vegan, try a vegan recipe and you will know you can live well and enjoy good food without harming an animal. Here are some ideas to help you make the transition.
Frankly even if vegan food tasted lousy I could no longer condone eating meat. It’s no good saying that its okay as long as the animals are cared for. Beside the fact that in the huge majority of situations to varying degrees few animals live a good life and all are slaughtered at the end, no farm animal dies of old age, no not even free range chickens, all farm animals face execution – yes execution for that is what it is except no crime has been committed.
Live Export and its cruelty is not a new, though it has become increasingly more cruel and abusive, in the early 1900s W.H Davis in this poems Sheep and A Child’s Pet describes the hardship of live exportation.
When I was once in Baltimore
A man came up to me and cried,
“Come, I have eighteen hundred sheep,
And we will sail on Tuesday’s tide.
“If you will sail with me, young man,
I’ll pay you fifty shillings down;
These eighteen hundred sheep I take
From Baltimore to Glasgow town.”
He paid me fifty shillings down,
I sailed with eighteen hundred sheep;
We soon had cleared the harbour’s mouth,
We soon were in the salt sea deep.
The first night we were out at sea
Those sheep were quiet in their mind;
The second night they cried with fear —
They smelt no pastures in the wind.
They sniffed poor things for their green fields,
They cried so loud I could not sleep:
For fifty thousand shillings down
I would not sail again with sheep.
A Child’s Pet
When I sailed out of Baltimore,
With twice a thousand head of sheep,
They would not eat, they would not drink,
But bleated o’er the deep.
Inside the pens we crawled each day
To sort the living from the dead;
And when we reached the Mersey’s mouth
Had lost five hundred head.
Yet every night and day one sheep,
That had no fear of man or sea
Stuck through the bars its pleading face,
And it was stroked by me.
And to the sheep-men standing near,
‘You see,’ I said, ‘this one tame sheep?
It seems a child has lost her pet,
And cried herself to sleep.’
So every time we passed it by
Sailing to England’s slaughterhouse,
Eight ragged sheep-men — tramps and thieves —
Would stroke that sheep’s black nose.
The situation is more dire nowadays and the cruelty and abuse more extreme and extensive.There are most likely few people such as Davis who made some attempt to avoid cruelty when possible. I cannot understand the mindset of any person who participates in such abuse of another living being.
The barbarous cruelty of the live export trade needs to end now consigned to history where it belongs.
Read more about W.H. Davis and live export: