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to think in this day and age there is no need to transport live

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threesocksonathreeleggedwitch Thu 18-Oct-12 22:36:56

animals.
??
Now I could BU
but surely now we have refrigerated lorries there isn't the need.

TinyDancingHoofer Thu 18-Oct-12 22:38:40

How do you get them to the abattoir then? Or ag. shows or a new home?

ScariestFairyByFar Thu 18-Oct-12 22:39:24

I suppose they have to be transported to slaughterhouse but also think sadly they don't always go to the most local slaughter house but to the cheapest one they can negotiate.

threesocksonathreeleggedwitch Thu 18-Oct-12 22:40:05

I mean the ones that come in from abroad,
it was on local new that there are going to be protests at Ramsgate.
so I am talking about ones going in and out of the country as opposed to just moving them

Pourquoimoi Thu 18-Oct-12 22:40:53

YABU - do you expect them to walk to the abattoir?

Pourquoimoi Thu 18-Oct-12 22:41:23

Cross posted - I'll take it back smile

threesocksonathreeleggedwitch Thu 18-Oct-12 22:41:38

well not from abroad obviously

threesocksonathreeleggedwitch Thu 18-Oct-12 22:42:19

sorry my fault I wasn't clear what i meant in the op, I madly assume everyone is watching what I am lol

ThisIsMummyPig Thu 18-Oct-12 22:44:31

As I remember it they used to be slaughtered abroad, but some european regulation prevented it - I think it was something to do with the French farmers getting upset about something, but I was a teenager at the time with very right wing farming parents, so my recollection may not be perfect....

TinyDancingHoofer Thu 18-Oct-12 22:45:06

Oh, well i'd guess it's more expensive with refrigerated lorries, maybe?

Isn't meat labelled from where the animal is slaughtered as opposed to where it lived. So killing it on british soil would mean they could label it british lamb/ beef etc.

Does anyone know if that is true or if i made it up?

MummyDuckAndDuckling Thu 18-Oct-12 22:46:27

Live export is disgusting! Fair enough animals have to be transported to slaughter houses but they shouldn't have to endure hours upon hours loaded into lorries to suffer.
I back all the protests to stop this, so no, YADNBU!!!

ScariestFairyByFar Thu 18-Oct-12 22:46:30

Think it may have started with bse as the French farmers weren't so good at testing/being open about it.

MummyDuckAndDuckling Thu 18-Oct-12 22:47:45

For example, cows for veal can be born in Scotland, but then transported to France to be slaughtered. Completely unnecessary sad

threesocksonathreeleggedwitch Thu 18-Oct-12 22:57:10

just seems unnecessary and cruel

ThisIsMummyPig Thu 18-Oct-12 23:01:44

Most British farmers would agree with you - I have never met one (and I've met lots) who didn't really care about the welfare of their animals. It is a fight which needs to go a long way though, and at a time when the European economy is going to collapse, I can't see the politicians in Europe giving a shit about the welfare of farm animals.

I think there is a general disparaging air about how much the Brits love their pets....

TinyDancingHoofer Thu 18-Oct-12 23:02:38

I definitely agree with you there. It's a lot of unnecessary stress for the animals. Did your programme say why they were imported as livestock?

Meerkat8 Thu 18-Oct-12 23:21:34

YADNBU!

Inneedofbrandy Thu 18-Oct-12 23:23:05

Quite a lot is animals being slaughtered over here so it can be claimed British meat on the labels.

WineGoggles Fri 19-Oct-12 10:37:17

YANBU. I long for the time that humans put animal welfare over profits.

Mrsjay Fri 19-Oct-12 10:39:48

TBH they are fresher if they are transported live I would imagine there would be a load of restrictions on transporting meat to stay fresh and within regulations, I actually hate seeing lorries ont he mtorway and see cow eyes staring out but they have to be transported to get where they need to be

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