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Kent animal exports suspended

A council has placed a temporary ban on controversial live animal exports through a Kent port following the death of dozens of sheep which were severely lame.

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RSPCA Chief Executive Statement

The RSPCA is calling for the end to live animal exports from the Port of Ramsgate after 45 sheep died during an inspection of a lorry. It's understood that two men are being questioned by police in relation to vehicle and animal welfare offences.

This trade needs to stop right now. The RSPCA has been warning that a significant welfare incident like this could lead to tragedy for the animals and now it has."

– RSPCA chief executive Gavin Grant

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