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Port likely to see more protests

Contributed by editor on Jan 20, 2006 - 08:30 PM


PORT LIKELY TO SEE MORE PROTESTS

 
Dover could again see animal campaigners protesting if live animal exports to the Continent are resumed.

With Britain's beef export ban likely to be lifted by the end of March, Welsh farmers are again looking to continental markets to underpin poor domestic prices.

It is reported that secret plans have been hatched to dispatch chartered ferries of calves and sheep from April.

A Compassion in World Farming spokeswoman said UK consumers should be encouraged to buy British meat while farmers must look again at dual-purpose beef breeds where male calves have domestic value.

Beef exports were banned 10 years ago over BSE fears.