Ipswich Port has suspended the live transport of animals to Europe leading to fears the shippings could return to Ramsgate.
The trade moved to Ipswich, a week ago, following its suspension from Ramsgate.
The ban came after 500 sheep had to be unloaded from a truck in the Kent port. 46 of these sheep died. Two drowned, two suffered broken legs and a further 42 had to be shot on the advice of a vet because of their lameness.
"I am aware the National Farmers Union is attempting to re-open Ramsgate. I say to them that they should respect the views of the people of Ramsgate, Ipswich and this country that there is no place in a civilised and compassionate society for this vile trade that causes so much suffering to animals."
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