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Lambs to the slaughter – things can change

08 April, 2021

• IN Christian services at Easter it is always moving to hear about that symbol of innocence, the sacrificial lamb.

The words were even more poignant this year to those who had heard that among the ships delayed by the blockage of the Suez Canal were 16 vessels full of animals, mostly sheep, being exported for slaughter.

The delay meant they ran out of food and water, with predictable results. Some 200,000 animals were on board. Information is hard to come by, the story having been under-reported.

Although these animals were not from the UK, the UK does still engage in the export of live animals for slaughter.

CNJ readers could help to stop this cruel trade by urging their MP to get meat exported “on the hook, not the hoof” and by supporting the work of Compassion in World Farming and PETA, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.

Barbican, EC2


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