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    Protest Against Live Animal Exports

    Protest Against Live Animal Exports

    Another live shipment of 3,000 weanlings were exported to Libya last week. This follows a similar shipment of young bulls to North Africa in February. Ireland also exports calves to destinations in Europe including Spain and Italy. While farmers welcome this competition in the cattle trade, the national animal rights association don’t. They call the live export trade shocking and disgusting and they blame the Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney and protested outside his department on Tuesday for allowing the re-opening of the live trade with Libya. We asked the department of agriculture to provide a spokesman but they declined. ...

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/countrywide/programmes/2013/0420/383481-countrywide-saturday-20-april-2013/?clipid=1057898

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