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Click video. Live animal exports have restarted at Dover despite previous attempts by the port to ban the trade. Report from Derek Johnson.
The National Farmers Union (NFU) has released a statement welcoming the resumption of live animal transport through the port of Dover today.
Following berthing trials of the MV Jolene, The Dover Harbour Board yesterday gave operator Barco de Vapor permission to run the service.
The union said the issue of animal transport "must be put into perspective. There is demand from Europe for both UK breeding livestock and animals destined for the food chain".
The first truck carrying sheep for live animal export arrives at Dover Port.
Dover Harbour Board has confirmed that the resumption of live animal exports have been given the go ahead.
It said that following two berthing trials the ship, the MV Joline, has been given permission to commence a ferry service from the Port’s Eastern Docks.
The first service is due to happen on Thursday. It's unclear whether this will involve any live exports.
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Protesters turned out as live animal exports resumed at the Port of Dover amid renewed calls for an end to the controversial trade.