Report calls for tougher livestock checks in Ramsgate

A government report into the death of more than 40 sheep at the Port of Ramsgate  following an incident in September 2012 has demanded a tightening-up of procedures. Six animals fell into the water and drowned after being unloaded after a floor on which they were being uloaded for inspection collapsed and 41 lame sheep had to be put down. The report called for all consignments passing through Ramsgate – the ... [+]

Council sued for naimal export ban

Livestock exporters are suing Thanet District Council in the High Court for lost earnings during a now rescinded ban on using the port of Ramsgate last year. The council imposed the temporary ban following an incident in September 2012 in which more than 40 lame sheep had to be put ... [+]

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