High-Profile Support Against Live Exports
the ILPH (International League for the Protection of Horses) Say
NO to Live Exports campaign gathers momentum with the voices and
views of their supporters being heard in many regional papers around
the country, more well-known personalities add their weight behind
Bell, prospective MEP, and journalist took a moment out of his own
campaign to say, "This is an important animal welfare issue.
It is imperative that the export of live horses for slaughter in
distant abattoirs should not be allowed to resume. The United Kingdom
must opt-out of new European regulations which would expose British
horses to unacceptable and unnecessary suffering."
Noel Edmonds spoke yesterday from his home in Devon, "This
is meant to be an age of enlightenment in which animal welfare issues
occupy their rightful place at the top of the political and social
agenda. It is therefore incredible and totally unacceptable that
our horses are to be exported live for slaughter on the continent."
Kidd, super model, polo player and horse owner adds, "As a
horse owner I am appalled that the UK is so close to losing crucial
legislation that protects all our horses and ponies from live export
for slaughter for human consumption."
Monday, 22 March, ILPH representatives will be at the House of Commons
to lobby 60 or so MPs who have shown an interest in their campaign.
those who are outraged at the thought of our horses and ponies being
exported alive for slaughter in Europe can help the ILPH with their
letter writing campaign to MPs and MEPs. Details from ww.ilph.org
or by leaving name, address and postcode on 0870 366 3456 for a
ILPH petition closed at the end of February and all those who still
have completed petitions in their possession are urged to return
them to ILPH headquarters, otherwise they will not be included in
the final total.