Two animal welfare charities will hold an emergency public meeting tonight following the export of live animals from the Port of Ipswich last week.
Lorries full of livestock arrived at the Suffolk town's West Bank terminal last Friday under police escort.
It was the first time in five years live animals had been exported from Ipswich after the practice was banned in Kent.
Now the RSCPA and the Compassion in World Farming are calling for the public to help them stop the practice. They're organising a meeting at the Corn Exchange on Friday evening.