Protests over live animal exports from Ipswich

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

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Livestock exports halted

Ipswich is at the centre of a campaign against live animal exports after a ship which was due to leave Ramsgate in Kent docked in Suffolk instead.