Ban live animal export for slaughter from Isle of Man sign now

There has been a large increase in the numbers of live farm animals shipped from the Isle of Man for slaughter in the UK and beyond. This cruel practice causes terrible suffering and is indefensible in a place fully equipped to slaughter all farm animals locally and humanely.

As an example, most of the Manx lambs that are exported for slaughter are destined for an abattoir in Preston. The norm is to ship the lambs on the 7.45pm ferry, which typically loads at around 6pm. The trucks carrying the lambs normally reach the abattoir at 12.30am, but are not off-loaded until around 6am the following morning. This means the lambs will have endured well over 12 hours packed into a truck – and as many as 10 frightening changes in environment – only to die when they finally get out.

Reportedly, Manx cattle have been transported as far as Italy, a horrendous two-day journey. There has been at least one known incidence of a cow dying on the ferry as a result of being packed in too tightly.

Live export also damages our farming industry. By reducing the numbers of animals sent for slaughter at the Island's meat plant, it increases economic pressure on the plant and on other farmers to bear additional costs.

I am opposed to the inhumane practice of live animal export, and call for a ban on the export of farm animals from the Isle of Man for slaughter.

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