The Anglia region has seen a return of a controversial trade which split communities and turned ports into battlegrounds.
During the mid 1990s there were violent protests at Brightlingsea in Essex as animal campaigners tried to prevent live animal exports. They branded the practice cruel.
Now the trade has resumed at the Port of Ipswich after a five year hiatus and more protests are expected
Protesters today vowed to step up their campaign against the export of live animals from the Port of Ipswich.
There are protests at Ipswich port over the export of live animals after the shipments were switched from Ramgate.