This year we can’t take to the streets to stand up for live exported animals during Ban Live Exports International Awareness Day, but that won’t stop us from providing a voice for the millions of farmed animals cruelly live exported every year.
Please join us in an online rally, here on Facebook, and on Twitter on June 14.
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Last year tens of thousands of passionate activists from over 37 countries all joined together to raise awareness about this horrific trade, creating a reach of 31 million people on Twitter alone! It’s vital that we keep this momentum up this year and keep on campaigning to #BanLiveExports!
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WHY THE 14 JUNE?
14 June 2015 marks a live export tragedy where 13,000 sheep lost their lives. These sheep had been loaded onto the Trust1 cargo ship in Romania, initially they were taken to Jordan where it was reported that over 5,000 sheep had died from dehydration, starvation and exhaustion.
The Trust1 eventually set sail again – attempting, unsuccessfully, to dock at numerous ports over the next two weeks. By the 14 June the Trust1 finally docked in Somalia, by this point all 13,000 of the sheep had lost their lives.
Since this tragic event, similar live-exports-related disasters have occurred on almost a yearly basis all over the world. This year we’re also saying “never again” on behalf of the over 2,500 calves killed following the Karim Allah & Elbeik ships’ disaster, after over 2 months trapped at sea,, as well as the hundreds of thousands of animals that suffered during the Suez Canal blockage. Both incidents took place in the first few months of 2021.
Every year animal activists from around the world come together on 14 June to call for an end to this abhorrent trade. And there’s hope for a better future – just weeks ago New Zealand banned all live exports by sea. Now we need other countries to do the same.