Campaigners to protest at live export shipment of calves from Ramsgate

Calves are bound for the Jolene at Ramsgate Port Photo Kent Animal Save

Campaigners protesting against live animal exports will be gathering in Ramsgate tomorrow (January 10) ahead of the arrival of lorries carrying calves.

Members of Kent Action Against Live Exports and other groups will protest at the Royal Harbour Approach  roundabout.

The lorries are expected to arrive at Ramsgate Port at around 5pm. The animals are due to be transported to Calais aboard the Joline vessel at 6pm.

Campaigners say the calves were bought this week and are between two and five weeks old.

Compassion in World farming says unweaned Scottish calves are now coming through Ramsgate after P&O Ferries stopped taking the shipments.

Thanet council – at the time with a Labour ruling group -banned exports from Ramsgate after 47 sheep died at the port in September 2012 but they were forced to make a U-turn by the High Court.

TDC has since paid more than £5.1 million in compensation to individuals and companies involved in the export of live farm animals from the port of Ramsgate for loss of trade.

The claims followed the High Court ruling in December 2013 that TDC’s ban was unlawful and in breach of EU free trade regulations.


  1. I don’t see myself as an animal campaigner but calves as young as two weeks old should be banned from being transported anywhere nevermind across countries and seas to their deaths in such savage ways. Where is the needed change in the law to stop this? We are supposed to be a land of caring individuals.

  2. To the person with the black balaclava who was showing animal rights video to my 12 year old daughter coming home from school on bus! Totally unacceptable child found it a scary experience!

    • Well that tells you something then we shouldn’t be eating animals. Its not unacceptable ithe man was telling truth what unacceptable is drinking cows milk which is meant for baby cow not humans. Think about it

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