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Live animal exports resume through Ramsgate

[ October 17, 2012   //   ]

The High Court has overturned a temporary suspension of live animal exports from the Port of Ramsgate, the BBC reports. Thanet District Council ordered the suspension after two separate incidents in which 45 sheep died on 12 September. However three Dutch companies have appealed against the ban, forcing the council to re-open the port to exports immediately, despite objections by the council. Its leader Clive Hart, who said Ramsgate was not an appropriate place for live animal exports. Last September 43 sheep found in a lorry stopped at the port had to be destroyed and in the other incident, a loading area floor collapsed while sheep were taken off a lorry. Six fell in the water and two were drowned.

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