Joanna Lumley Backs Long Distance Animal Transport Ban

Actress Joanna Lumley Has Backed a Campaign To End Long Distance Animal Transportation.

Joanna Lumley wants to see a ban to long distance animal transportation

Joanna Lumley wants to see a ban to long distance animal transportation

Compassion in World Farming, which launched its campaign in London’s Trafalgar Square, wants an end to “the horrors of the live export trade”.

It said 80,664 sheep, calves, pigs and goats were exported to the continent in 2011.

The only UK port used for live animal exports is Ramsgate, in Kent.

The National Farmers Union said shipments were strictly controlled.

‘Cramped Conditions’

A campaign against shipments from Ramsgate has been backed by Thanet District Council.

Ms Lumley said: “The numbers involved in live exports is shocking. While we are part of the EU, we are a country in our own right and we need to act on this now.

“2012 is the year to make a change. We need to raise the price at the ports, so that it is more profitable for farmers to have their animals slaughtered close to their own farms.”

She added: “They [animals] can’t get off, unlike human beings who can just ring the bell and jump off the bus once they’ve reached their short destination.”

Compassion in World Farming claimed it had found sheep being transported across Europe in cramped, overloaded trucks with no water.

But speaking in November, NFU spokesman Mr Frank Langrish, who raises Romney Marsh lamb in Winchelsea, East Sussex, said exports were strictly controlled.

“The vehicles they travel on are superb. They are fitted with drinkers and fans to control the temperature,” he said.

Source: BBC UK News

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Slaughter House Live Pigs Abused, Burned, Beaten 30 Times in 1 Minute

Animal Cruelty Pair Jailed After Being Caught Stubbing Out Cigarettes on Pigs Faces and Hitting Them with Baton

  • One Pig Was Beaten 30 Times in Just One Minute
  • Defendent Claimed Abuse Was Part of The Slaughterhouse ‘Culture’
  • Animal Rights Groups Say Animal Abuse is Widespread

Two Slaughtermen Who Were Filmed Beating Pigs and Stubbing Cigarettes Out Their Faces Were Today Jailed.

Piotr Andrzej Wasiuta, 30 and Kelly Smith, 40, Were Secretly Filmed by Animal Rights Group Animal Aid, Who Hid Cameras in Pig Pens at Cheale Meats in Brentwood, Essex England, UK.

Members of the charity group wept today as the pair admitted cruelty charges and were sentenced to a total of 10 weeks behind bars at Westminster Magistrates Court, London, England, UK.

Beating- Kelly Smith is filmed striking the pigs with a 'slapper'

shocking-in-one-excert-from-the-video-a-pig-is-seen-bleeding-to-death-on-the-abattoir-floor

Shocking in one excert from the video a pig is seen bleeding to death on the abattoir floor

Piotr Andrzej Wasiuta

Piotr Andrzej Wasiuta, 30 Convicted of Animal Cruelty charges and was sentenced to a total of 6 weeks in Jail.

Kelly Smith

Kelly Smith, 40 Convicted of Animal Cruelty charges and was sentenced to a total of 4 weeks in Jail.

In the distressing video, Wasiuta can be seen pushing a lit cigarette onto the forehead and snout of three different pigs and forcing hot ash into one of the animals’ faces as it squirms to get away.

His actions earned him a six-week jail sentence.

In another clip, Smith, an experienced slaughterman of 14 years, is seen beating the animals with the edge of a ‘slapper’ used to move the pigs around the pens before slaughter.

He is later filmed hitting one pig 30 times in a minute – forcing the animal to sit down and pant heavily during the tirade of blows.

The 40-year-old father-of-three was jailed for four weeks.

Prosecutor Duncan Penny explained to the court how the footage was obtained by a contractor at the slaughterhouse who had ties to Animal Aid.

The filmed abuse took place in March and April 2011.

Duncan Penny Describing abuse carried out by Smith, he said: ‘These acts were pointless, served no purpose and demonstrated to his colleagues his contempt for the animals he was dealing with”

Piotr Wasiuta is seen stubbing out a cigarette on a pig's forehead. The abuse earned him a six week jail sentence

Piotr Wasiuta is seen stubbing out a cigarette on a pig's forehead. The Animal Abuse of the 'Pigs' earned Wasiuta a Six Week Jail Sentence

Caught- Kelly Smith was Filmed Beating One Pig a Horrifying 30 times in 62 Seconds.

Caught- Kelly Smith was Filmed Beating One Pig a Horrifying 30 times in 62 Seconds.

Jeremy Sirrell, defending Smith, said the beatings happened when he was under ‘extreme pressure’ at work.

‘They were expected to slaughter 1500 animals, or units as the company would call it,’ he said.

‘It is a matter of some irony, that this extreme pressure bore out of more animals being taken from another slaughter house in proximity having been closed down as a result, quite rightly, of activity by Animal Aid.’

Sundeep Pahkhania, defending Wasiuta, said he had been working in the slaughter house for under two months, and the abuse was part of a wider culture and couldn’t explain he behaviour.

‘In the CCTV, you can see another operative walking by, and he mentions nothing,’ he said.

Animal Abuse: Wasiuta will spend six weeks behind bars after admitting stubbing cigarettes out in a number of pigs in his care.

Animal Abuse: Piotr Andrzej Wasiuta will Spend Six Weeks Behind Bars After Admitting Stubbing Cigarettes Out in a Number of Pigs in His Care.

‘I suggest there was an established culture of this kind of behaviour.

‘He walks into it as very much a newbie.

‘He realises now it was unacceptable, unlawful and is disgusted with himself.’

As he sentenced them both, Magistrate John Newgas told Wasiuta and Smith: ‘You have both seen the pictures of what took place.

‘They show clear animal cruelty no doubt about it.

‘You should have known what you were doing was wrong, and must have known it was wrong.’

Both men have since been sacked from their jobs at the slaughterhouse.

Stress Smith claimed he was under intense pressure when he carried out the abuse

Stress: Kelly Smith claimed he was under intense pressure when he carried out the abuse.

Animal Aid’s Head of Campaigns, Kate Fowler said the organisation was pleased with the result of the case – but urged the government to investigate two further slaughterhouses, claiming animals abuse is widespread across the industry.

She said: ‘We are satisfied that Wasiuta and Smith have now been brought to justice.

‘Their acts of cruelty were inexcusable and caused untold suffering to animals who were already scared and vulnerable.

‘However, many other slaughterhouse workers, who also caused serious and deliberate suffering to animals, have escaped justice because this government refused to act.

‘We are now calling on the Food Standards Agency to look again at two other cases to see whether charges may be brought under the Animal Welfare Act.

‘Our detailed investigations have found illegality in eight of the nine slaughterhouses we visited, despite government-appointed vets being present in all of them.

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‘The current regulatory system does not work.

‘It does not catch those who abuse animals. But this case proves that properly placed and independently-monitored cameras do work, and we renew our call for Defra to make CCTV mandatory to catch those who abuse animals and to act as a disincentive to those who might consider it.’

Cheale Meats have not commented on the case.

Source: Daily Mail