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Animal exporters are challenging Thanet Council's attempts to suspend the export of live animals in the courts next week, it's believed.
Campanies Onderwater, Lomas and Peter Z have called for an injunction to force Thanet Council to reopen the port for live exports until a full judicial review.
Kent Action Against Live Exports and other groups say they are urging campaigners and residents to express their anger - and support the council in their fight to permanently ban the trade.
The National Farmers Union has denied launching legal action against Thanet District Council after the authority temporarily banned live exports through the Port of Ramsgate.
A spokesman for the union said that animal rights campaigners had "scored an own goal" because plans to move the exports to Ipswich meant longer journeys for the animals.
A legal challenge has been served on a local council in Kent over its decision to suspend live animal exports through the Port of Ramsgate.
Thanet District Council has received notice of an application for a judicial review after it temporarily banned live exports last month.
The suspension was introduced after 42 sheep which arrived at the port in a lorry unfit for transporting live animals had to be put down.
The deaths occurred after the RSPCA provided a report to the council highlighting the port's inadequate facilities.
The local authority said the suspension would be lifted if suitable facilities could be built within the port and whether it deemed it a priority compared with other issues.
Thanet District Council declined to name those behind the legal challenge but said it intends to mount a "vigorous defence".