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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.

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Suffolk port suspends live animal exports

The owners of Ipswich port have said they'll suspend the live transport of animals to Europe.

Lorries full of livestock arrived at the Suffolk port last Friday under police escort after the practice had been banned in Kent following the death of more than 40 sheep.

It was the first time in five years live animals had been exported from the town.

Gavin Grant, RSPCA Chief Executive, said; "I am delighted that ABP have suspended this dire trade. They are taking their responsibilities seriously to the animals.

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