The very real possibility that live animal exports could resume from the Port of Dover has brought protests from animal rights supporters - and fury from the RSPCA.
This afternoon, berthing trials took place in the Eastern Docks in preparation for what many farmers hope will be a renewal of the trade between Britain and continental Europe. Tom Savvides reports.
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