You won, export of calves from Scotland ends

The export of live calves from Scotland has ended

To all our supporters who have worked hard to help achieve this, thank you. Never underestimate the power you have.

Although this ban has been achieved, we must all keep in mind that other animals are still being exported from the UK in miserable conditions, to a brutal death.

We will continue to stand shoulder to shoulder with our friends at KAALE and others until this trade is finished.

Please see below statement from Kent Action Against Live Exports.

John Patrick


Scotland for Animals


“Following on from yesterday’s announcement by CIWF informing us all that the Scottish government have banned issuing licenses for Live Calf Exports from Scotland KAALE would like to thank the following groups and people who have worked tirelessly on the unweaned calf issue from Scotland over the last three years


1. We would like to thank TAALE for originally corresponding with DERA Ireland and obtaining the information that the original journeys from Scotland via Northern Ireland, Southern Ireland and down to Cherbourg in France were very border line/illegal on the timings for calf journey’s.
2. Eyes on Animals and their UK representative who investigated some of these journey’s.
3. BBC Scotland who carried on with the investigation forcing P&O to decide to stop carrying the calves from Cairnryan to Northern Ireland resulting in the calves coming to us at Ramsgate for the Joline in October 2018.
4. All KAALE monitors and supporters who have turned out in all weathers to gather the information required to prove that the calf transporters were breaking the laws relating to calf transportation timings. Without these people non of this would have come to light and we personally are so grateful to these people for their faith in us and what we are doing.
5. Our dear friends in Scotland for Animals who have also worked with us since the end of 2018 being our liaison with the Scottish government. They too have been there every time the animals needed them and have never stopped pressing for this ban.
6. Our representative who travelled to Scotland to meet the Scottish government’s official dealing with calf exports, all arranged by Scotland for animals, at the beginning of this year. From this meeting there have been no calf exports through Ramsgate because the evidence we have produced showed they were breaking the law.
7. The Scottish government for making a stand on this issue and deciding to ban this trade even before a decision by Westminster.
8. CIWF for taking all the evidence forward and pressing for a judicial review which has resulted in this decision.
9. And finally P&O who banned the trade in 1994 and when ever we get evidence of the exporters trying to slip through on their ships immediately act to stop it.
We believe this has been a tremendous joint effort with a victory we all deserve.
Yvonne   KAALE   Kent Action Against Live Exports.

UK death toll, August 2020


90 million, 92 thousand+ animals slaughtered.


225 thousand+ cattle

1 million, 359 thousand+ sheep

908 thousand+ pigs

87 million, 600 thousand+ “poultry” birds


Does not include other species such as deer, goats, horses, “game birds”, aquatic animals or animals exported for killing.


*Source; UK Government





UK death toll, July 2020

104 million, 882 thousand+ animals slaughtered.


245 thousand+ cattle

1 million, 446 thousand+ sheep

991 thousand+ pigs

102 million, 200 thousand+ “poultry” birds


Does not include other species such as deer, goats, horses, “game birds”, aquatic animals or animals exported for killing.


*Source; UK Government




Live exports cheerleader tipped for Board of Trade

Former Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott looks likely to be appointed head of UK Govt. Board of Trade.

When Abbott was in office, he visited Indonesia in person to issue a grovelling apology for the previous administration suspending cattle exports after footage emerged of brutal cruelty to animals shipped to the country.

Instead of being horrified by the suffering, Abbott announced that he was horrified by action taken to end it.

“you shouldn’t do something with enormous ramifications for the cattle industry and enormous ramifications for our relationship with Indonesia in panic at a television program,”

“I support the live export trade – I always have and I always will.”

“If a particular market wants live animals, why shouldn’t we supply it?”

You can see some of the footage here;

We’re pushing government to bring forward legislation to ban the UK trade. Abbott’s appointment is another indication of this and other administrations’ lack of principle, and it’s intention to stand full square behind the ones profiting from misery.

We need all of you to stand with us.